south africa

Hockey African champions South Africa will be taking part in their fourth successive World Cup following appearances in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Their 10th place finish at the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi was their joint highest finish in World Cup history, matching their efforts at the 1994 event in Sydney, Australia.  Surpassing that achievement will be the minimum that head coach Fabian Gregory – who took the hot-seat in February this year in place of Charlie Pereira – will expect from his players in The Hague.

south africa men
south africa men

Team captain and defensive lynchpin Austin Smith is always a key performer for South Africa, but the side is also boosted by the return of prolific penalty corner expert Justin Reid-Ross, who will compete in his first major international hockey tournament since the London 2012 Olympic Games. Defender Reid-Ross has had an outstanding season with Dutch club side Pinoké, and has just signed a deal to join Amsterdam H&BC, one of the highest profile clubs in world hockey.

Best World Cup results:

The men were 10th
in 1994 (Sydney) and  2010 (Bombay) and have taken part in four previous World Cups.

FIH World Ranking:

11-05-2014: Sout African squads announced
07-04-2014: This is: South-Africa
23-11-2013: South Africa rules at Africa Cup

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