Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
4 minute read
27 Jun 2020
5:30 am

PICS: Joel Stransky – 1995 World Cup drop-goal hero remembers

Rudolph Jacobs

Stransky, who earned 22 Bok caps, was among nine of the squad’s players who met at Ellis Park on Wednesday, on the anniversary of their title.

Joel Stransky kicks the winning drop goal during the Rugby World Cup Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Ellis Park on June 24, 1995 in Johannesburg South Africa. South Africa won New Zealand 15-12. Picture: Tertius Pickard / Gallo Images

Drop-goal hero Joel Stransky had the opportunity to walk down memory lane this week, rewinding the clock 25 years to the memorable day the Springboks beat New Zealand to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Stransky, who earned 22 Bok caps, was among nine of the squad’s players who met at Ellis Park on Wednesday, on the anniversary of their title, with the Golden Lions sharing some pictures on social media. “We then Zoomed in with the other guys from around the country. We had a little toast at 3 o’clock and paid tribute to the guys who are no...