The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.
"If we get a good turn out and there's lots of support, maybe it'll only be five or six years rather than 12."
New Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald is already well-advanced in his planning for the season ahead.
Rotorua has been no sevens heaven for Tasman but at least the women's team get to take home some silverware.
Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley moved to the top of the Marlborough senior Twenty20 table with a comprehensive victory over Guthrie Bowron Renwick at Horton Park on Wednesday evening.
Marlborough's primary school cricketers made it two wins from three matches at the South Island tournament in Dunedin on Wednesday.
Tasman will be taking their fittest ever sevens squads north when they contest this weekend's national sevens tournament.
There will be a new kid on the block when Marlborough premier club rugby recommences in early 2016.
Tasman Rugby Union gave Mark Hammett its blessing to coach Japanese Super Rugby side.
If the Fijian men’s sevens team kick on to win back-to-back world series, it’s a fair bet that Jeremy Manning will have had a hand in their success.
Tasman flanker Shane Christie has been named Highlanders co-captain alongside All Black Ben Smith.
Top class rugby sevens comes to Picton on Saturday.
Red Devils’ centre Jake Cresswell’s rugby career headed in a whole new direction this week when he set out for Scotland.
Tasman lose Southern regional sevens final after conceding a try after the hooter.
Kieran Keane, the Tasman Makos' most successful coach, chats about his time in the top of the south.
It has been a long time between drinks, but Marlborough rugby fans appear to be buying into the chance to catch some Super Rugby action early next year.
Steve Hansen has many admirable qualities. He's an astute coach, a clever planner, a fine motivator; on occasion lately, a stand-up comedian.
The Tasman Makos’ opponents in the round robin section of next season’s national provincial rugby championship have been decided.
The Tasman Makos’ 44-24 loss to Auckland in Friday’s national provincial championship rugby semi final meant there was no icing on Joe Wheeler’s cake.
OPINION: Well, at least there won’t be prolonged debate over this one.
Auckland have brought Tasman Makos' NPC rugby season to an end.
Auckland flyer Bryce Heem will line up against his former team in Friday night's NPC rugby semifinal.
Auckland effectively ambushed Tasman when the sides last met. On Friday night, with considerably higher stakes on the table, the Makos hope to do the same.
Tasman NPC player Vernon Fredericks returns to rugby just six months after having brain surgery.
Tasman will travel to Auckland to play the home side in the first national provincial rugby championship semi final on Friday.
It has been a pretty special couple of days for Tasman rugby coach Kieran Keane.
Tasman put themselves firmly back in the national provincial championship rugby race with a superb victory against Taranaki
The Tasman Makos have a Taranaki mountain to climb on Thursday if they are to get their 2015 national provincial championship campaign back on track.
In an up-tempo match played at Endeavour Park in Picton, Tasman Development were beaten 36-33 by Wellington Development on Sunday afternoon.
The Tasman Makos have lost their edge.