The best and most exciting Rugby Union league in the world is the Super14. 5 teams from New Zealand, 5 from South Africa and 4 from Australia battle it out every year. They all play each other once and then the top 4 go into the semi finals where 1st play at home to the 4th placed team and 2nd place play at home to 3rd place team. The top 4 teams this year are.... 1st Sharks (SA), 2nd Bulls (SA), 3rd Crusaders (NZ) and 4th Blues (NZ). What will interest people is that these South African teams are still largely white despite massive efforts from the government to play more blacks. The Sharks regularly start 3-4 black players out of 15 where as the Bulls only start 2 and never more. The only pride that the Afrikaaner people of South Africa can display now is through their natural sporting abilities despite numbering only about 3.5million out of 5.5million white people in South Africa out of a total population of 45million. New amazing South African talent has emerged this year in the likes of Bradley Barritt, Ryan Kankowski, Francios Steyn, Ruan Pienaar, Bismarck du Plessis who all play for the Sharks. Fourie du Preez of the Bulls has proved he is the best scrumhalf in the world and the 2nd best overall rugby player in the world, 2nd only to the great New Zealander Daniel Carter.