If we really want to be honest we will admit that Super Rugby from a South African perspective was a failure in 2018.
It has become a trend for South Africa in the past 8 years and something that does not make for good reading.
Now we can complain about the traveling and the conference system but at the end our teams was just not good enough.
The Lions have been the only little bit of light at the end of a dark, dark tunnel for three years running with the rest of the South African teams making up the numbers really.
We were told that the Bulls were in a building process with new coach Micthell but to end 12th with only 6 wins out 16 is not good even for a team busy rebuilding.
The Stormers was another disappointment ending 11th with also only 6 wins and only beating the Bulls on the log on points difference.
The Sharks must be the biggest disappointment of all the teams this year.
They again had the players on paper but failed miserably to show any dominance even if they reach the playoffs just.
The state of our game in Super Rugby is a huge worry and it does not seem that anyone from SARU to the unions have an answer other than promising every year next year will be better.
Going through the year we have put together our South African Super Rugby team.
We picked our Super Team with the player second best in brackets
South African Super Team:
Fullback: Andries Coetzee(Warrick Gelant)
Wings: Sbu Nkosi(Ruan Combrinck), Aphiwe Dyantyi( Courtnall Skosan)
Midfield: Andry Esterhuizen( Lionel Mapoe),Harold Vorster( Lukhanyo Am)
Flyhalf: Elton Jantjies (Robert du Preez)
Halfback: Cameron Wright(Ivan van Zyl)
Number 8: Warren Whiteley(Phillip van der Walt)
Flanks: Cyle Brink(Jean-Luc Du Preez),Marco van Staaden(Kwagga Smith)
Locks: Franco Smith(Pieter Steph du Toit),RG Snyman(Ruan Botha)
Props:Raun Dreyer(Wilco Louw, Jacques van Rooyen(Steve Kitshoff)
Hooker: Malcolm Marx(Robbie Coetzee)
Opening a can of worms is maybe what was done picking this team, so let us know who you have as the best of Super Rugby for 2018.