2016 Champions Cup - Sydney Whales, Berlin, Germany

  The Sydney Whales team at Champions Cup. L>R Back row: Oliver Barrand, Ricardo Iriarte, Thibault Tabarin, Nick Drewitt, Manakon Eammano, Jens Kunze, Ekin Ko  ç, Per Solibakke, Stian Håland, Bobby Simonsson. Front row: Carlos Ledezma, Gonzalo Serna, Nicola Maher, Brianna Conrad.

The Sydney Whales team at Champions Cup. L>R Back row: Oliver Barrand, Ricardo Iriarte, Thibault Tabarin, Nick Drewitt, Manakon Eammano, Jens Kunze, Ekin Koç, Per Solibakke, Stian Håland, Bobby Simonsson. Front row: Carlos Ledezma, Gonzalo Serna, Nicola Maher, Brianna Conrad.

The UNSW Sydney Whales was the first Australian team to compete in the 2016 Champions Cup in Berlin, Germany, after their back-to-back national championship dominance in 2014 and 2015. They played amongst world underwater rugby heavyweights such as Molde UVK (Norway) and Orcas (Colombia).

The Whales sent a mixed team including two women into the men's division of the competition. The Whales won three of their games, against Vienna, BCN (Barcelona) and Zurich, and placed ninth overall in the Champions Cup, punching well above their weight on the world underwater rugby stage.

Full results from Champions Cup
 

Video stream of Whales matches

UWRC Wien vs UNSW Whales

Orcas vs UNSW Whales

UNSW Whales vs RiUSuk

BCN vs UNSW Whales

UNSW Whales vs USZ Zürich