Graphic image: Springboks legend Joel Stransky left battered and bruised after mountain bike fall

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Springboks legend Joel Stransky has suffered a nasty fall while competing in a mountain bike race, leaving him bloodied and battered.

Joel Stransky during the rugby union test match between the All Blacks and South Africa, 1996. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/PHOTOSPORT

Joel Stransky pictured during his playing days in 1996.

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Stransky, 49, suffered a punctured lung and a broken rib during during the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike event in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday.

A photo posted on Twitter shows Stransky with blood covering most of his face.

Stransky played 22 Tests for South Africa from 1993 to 1996.

During the 1995 Rugby World Cup final he famously slotted the drop goal that ultimately clinched victory for South Africa over New Zealand.

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