Joel Stransky - Winning Kick

Joel Stransky - Winning Kick Biographies Sports Tragedies and Triumphs

Joel Stransky, who kicked the winning points in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final, says the kick changed his life.  It also helped to change the life of South Africa. 

Overcoming underdog status, to be crowned Rugby World Champions, was not an expected event for the Springboks.  Nor was overcoming a history of racial injustice and intolerance, without fighting a civil war, an expected event for South Africa.

This kick, however, helped to change the future of both the kicker and his country.

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Image of Stransky's winning kick, copyright Getty Images, online courtesy The Independent.


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