Christopher Rühr scored Germany's first goal ©Getty Images

Christopher Rühr, Malte Hellwig and Paul-Philipp Kaufmann all scored as Germany ended their Hockey Pro League trip to South Africa on a victorious note.

It also sends them second in the standings, which have now reverted to points order rather than points percentage.

Rühr opened the scoring in a 3-1 win at Potchefstroom's North-West University Astro, converting from the penalty spot.

Hellwig also scored a penalty stroke before the interval as Germany took control against the winless hosts.

Kaufmann put the game beyond doubt in the 46th minute, converting a rebound at a short corner.

Connor Beauchamp pulled one back for South Africa, also from a short corner, but it was little more than a consolation.

Germany have won four Pro League games in a row ©Getty Images
Germany have won four Pro League games in a row ©Getty Images

It was a hugely successful trip to South Africa for Germany as they won all four games - two versus South Africa and two versus France.

With 12 points from six games, the Germans are up to second in the standings, three points behind The Netherlands.

South Africa are pointless after eight games.

An India-Spain doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday (February 26 and 27) is next on the men's Hockey Pro League schedule.