Jim Kayes, New Zealand Water Polo

Australia and the USA will have a rematch of their opening match in the final of the World League Intercontinental Cup in Auckland after contrasting semifinal wins.

Australia, who beat the USA with a goal in the final few seconds on day one, did the same against China in their semifinal, while the USA had a five goal buffer in their win against neighbours Canada.

USA coach Adam Krikorian was disappointed they’d conceded so 11 goals but happy with the attack which produced 16.

While China and Canada will play off bronze, Canada will do it without head coach David Paradelo who was ejected for arguing with the referees.