Varsity Cup

How unfashionable Wits became a rugby powerhouse: 'We breed good men, not just players'

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Wits skipper Constant Beckerling has been an inspiration for years. (Gallo Images)
Wits skipper Constant Beckerling has been an inspiration for years. (Gallo Images)

When you give it some proper thought, it becomes quite clear why Hugo van As and Wits are such a good fit in the Varsity Cup.

As a player, Van As was a stalwart at centre for Transvaal, a distinctly un-fussy operator who just got on with the job in his 98 appearances.

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