Rugby

Stransky thanks Joost for the memories

2017-02-06 18:29

Cape Town - Joel Stransky, the recipient of the pass from Joost van der Westhuizen that led to his 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning drop goal, has paid tribute to his former halfback partner.

Van der Westhuizen passed away on Monday aged 45 after a six-year battle with motor neuron disease.

Stransky took to Twitter to thank his "dear friend" for the "great memories", adding that he's "already missed".

Van der Westhuizen, who was diagnosed with the illness 2011, played 89 Tests for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003.

He scored a then-Springbok record 38 tries and is widely regarded as one of the game’s finest-ever scrumhalves.

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