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SA hockey men beat USA in Rio

The South Africa men's hockey team withstood a determined USA before coming away with a 6-1 win after the score was 1-0 at half-time in the World League Round 2 match at the Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Thursday.

SA's goals came from Clint Panther (third minute), Tim Drummond (seventh minute), a brace from Lloyd Norris-Jones (42nd and 60th minutes), a penalty corner by Austin Smith (54th minute), and a further field goal from Julian Hykes (56th minute) while the USA scored through Manuel Martinez in the 63rd minute.

The South Africa men's hockey team withstood a determined USA before coming away with a 6-1 win in the World League Round 2 match. Credit: AP

The win makes it two from two for SA, who beat Brazil 9-0 in the opening match on Wednesday.

Next up, SA face Trinidad and Tobago at 4 pm (SA time) Saturday and WLR2 favourites Argentina at the same time on Sunday.

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