When I think of Hugo I automatically think of Martin Pelser and Doug Hopwood.
Loose forwards, to my mind, always form a trio - they augment and complement each other. They're like a halfback or centre pair.
Hugo Van Zyl was an indomitable trier, always doing his best and he followed the ball with total dedication. Unobtrusive; but very effective.
He was an outstanding flank forward and never one to be concerned with what was going on around him; he just played the game and got on with the job.
A Springbok who never shirked his duty.