FULL REPLAY: Sunshine Coast wins in Gold Coast grudge match



The matches are currently on hold due to lightning in the area.

Kawana's men's team is facing a southern rival in the Queensland Water Polo Senior Premier League in Brisbane on Sunday after the Sunshine Coast women's team recorded a dominant win over their Gold Coast rivals.

EARLIER: Pride will be a driving factor for the Coast's women's water polo team when they face their Gold Coast rivals in Brisbane today.

Sunshine Coast team manager Lily Merlo said there had been a long running rivalry with the southern squad.

"This is kind of for a bit of pride," Ms Merlo said.

She said the teams knew each other well and had good friendships out of the water but that was set aside once players were in the pool.

"It does get pretty competitive when we verse each other."

The Gold Coast currently has bragging rights having beaten the Sunshine Coast at the state championships in February.

They will face off at 12.30pm today in round three of the Queensland Water Polo Senior Premier League competition.

The Sunshine Coast squad is made up of 14 players who range in age from 17 to 28.

They will be chasing their first win of the competition while the Gold Coast players will be chasing their second.