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Joel Stransky
South Africa
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Full name Joel Theodore Stransky
Born July 16, 1967, Pietermaritzburg
Current age 47 years 96 days
Major teams Leicester Tigers, South Africa
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 189 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1993-1996 22 19 3 240 6 30 47 3 16 6 0 72.72
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-1995 5 4 1 61 1 4 13 3 5 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 1996-1996 3 3 0 39 1 2 10 0 1 2 0 33.33

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jul 31, 1993 match details
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Aug 31, 1996 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-1999 38 38 0 455 12 73 80 3 25 11 2 68.42
Leicester Tigers 1997-1999 38 38 0 455 12 73 80 3 25 11 2 68.42
Profile

Fly-half Stransky cemented his place in the hearts and minds of the nation by kicking the drop goal that saw South Africa claim the sport's biggest prize. He also wrote his name in the history books in the opening match of the tournament when he became the first Springbok to score a try, a conversion, a penalty and a drop goal in the same game - a 27-18 win over defending champions, Australia.

He had previously tasted Currie Cup success with Natal in 1990 before embarking on a stint in Italy with first L'Aquila then San Dona. He debuted for the Springboks in 1993 having returned to Natal and would prove to be a key player in the international set-up until his final appearance in 1996.

He moved to English side Leicester in 1997 and a sensational return to the international stage with England was on the cards before the qualification door was slammed shut. A bitter court wrangle with Bristol preceded his return to South Africa where he has since combined business interests with media work.

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Jan 19, 1999
Leicester's Joel Stranksy boots the ball clear at the Madejski Stadium
Leicester's Joel Stranksy boots the ball clear at the Madejski Stadium
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Jun 24, 1995
South Africa's Joel Stransky slots a kick
South Africa's Joel Stransky slots a kick
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Jun 24, 1995
South Africa's Joel Stransky kicks his team to Rugby World Cup glory
South Africa's Joel Stransky kicks his team to Rugby World Cup glory
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Jun 24, 1995
South Africa celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup
South Africa celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup
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