Tasman rugby boss Tony Lewis is justifiably putting an entirely positive spin on what's been another memorable campaign.
High-octane approach from Makos not quite enough to see them outclass Taranaki in NPC premiership final.
Winning the championship against any opposition would be sweet, but the opportunity to do it against Taranaki would be even sweeter.
Six years after being saved from extinction, Tasman are bidding to become the best provincial side in the country.
PATRICK DAWKINS -
What was a big week for Tasman Makos' players Shane Christie, Joe Wheeler, Liam Squire and James Lowe got even bigger yesterday.