Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Rugby
Inducted: 2009
Country: South Africa
Born: July 16, 1967, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Joel Stransky

Rugby’s Joel Stransky had 22 caps (international appearances) for South Africa, between July 1993 and August 1996.

The Springbok ‘fly-half’ earned a place in rugby immortality for his performance at the epic 1995 World Cup final versus New Zealand, when he scored all South Africa’s points, including a dramatic ‘drop goal’ that sealed the victory.

In the opening match of that same ‘95 World Cup versus Australia, Stransky became the first Springbok in history to score all four possible ways in one Test match:  a try, conversion, penalty goal, and drop goal.

Stransky joined England’s Leicester Tigers in 1997, scoring 100 points by his eighth game. He scored a club record 459 points in 1998, and finished his Leicester career with 896 career points in 73 matches.

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