South Africa men's national water polo team

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South Africa
Nickname(s) Black Mamba
Confederation Swimming South Africa (SSA)
Head coach Paul Martin
Asst coach Brad Rowe
Meth Rowen
Captain Pierre Le Roux
FINA code RSA
Biggest win
60–0 vs Libya (2009)
Biggest defeat
19–0 vs Croatia (2013)
Olympic Games
Appearances 2 (first in 1952)
Best result Second round (1952)
World Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 1994)
Best result 12th place (2015)

The South Africa men's national water polo team is the representative for South Africa in international men's water polo.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1952 — Second round
  • 1960 — First round

World Championship[edit]

  • 1994 — 15th place
  • 1998 — 14th place
  • 2005 — 15th place
  • 2007 — 14th place
  • 2011 — 16th place
  • 2013 — 15th place
  • 2015 — 12th place
  • 2017 — 16th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 2014 — 12th Place

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[1]

Head coach: Paul Martin

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth 2016/17 club
1 Julian Lewis GK 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) R 25 October 1995
2 Etienne Le Roux D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) R 18 December 1987
3 Devon Card CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 110 kg (243 lb) R 25 February 1991
4 Nardus Badenhorst CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 112 kg (247 lb) R 26 August 1990
5 Chris Brown CF R 23 July 1987
6 Joao Marco de Carvalho CF 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) R 14 November 1983
7 Lood Rabie CF R 18 May 1990
8 Nicholas Rodda D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) R 11 January 1992
9 Dean Whyte D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) R 17 September 1988
10 Pierre Le Roux (c) D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) R 12 December 1985
11 Nicholas Molyneux D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) R 23 June 1986
12 Roarke Olver D R 21 April 1995
13 Themba Mthembu GK R 6 September 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budapest 2017 South African Men's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 15 July 2017.