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 - MarlboroughWhat was a big week for Tasman Makos' players Shane Christie, Joe Wheeler, Liam Squire and James Lowe got even bigger yesterday.
Marlborough fans pull out all the stops to make the trip to Taranaki for NPC cup final.
Tasman are one win away from becoming the first team to win the championship and premiership titles in consecutive seasons.
Canterbury's six-year reign as NPC champions is over after the Tasman Makos' emphatic semifinal win.
The Tasman Makos are nearing the end of a ground-breaking season. Wayne Martin speaks to head coach Kieran Keane about the team's success.
Expect both teams to be firing on all cylinders when the Tasman and Canterbury square off in their ITM Cup premiership semifinal at Trafalgar Park.
All Blacks lock Dominic Bird has warned Tasman that Canterbury "are up for some revenge" when they clash in Saturday's NPC semifinal.
Makos lock Joe Wheeler hopes Tasman attract their biggest crowd of the season when they take on Canterbury in the semifinals on Saturday night in Nelson.
The National Provincial Championship's old guard are getting a shakeup.
The Tasman Makos' 38-10 win over Canterbury on Saturday night confirmed they will host one of the two semifinals in the premiership division.
It's official: Tasman are genuine contenders for the NPC premiership title and only a fool would bet against them.
Tasman Makos flanker and captain Shane Christie will become the eighth player to achieve 50 games for the province in Christchurch tomorrow night.
It's a strange combination, a South African Highlander in the deep south of New Zealand but Tasman Makos prop Ross Geldenhuys can't wait for it to become reality.
The Tasman Makos' contribution to Super Rugby's player ranks continues to grow after prop Ross Geldenhuys was confirmed as a new Highlander.
Tasman now appreciate the value of sticking to the script following yesterday's impressive 35-8 win over Counties-Manukau at the national under-19 rugby tournament.
Excitement grows as the biggest drawcard in New Zealand sport returns to face the Tasman Makos.
Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler is pleased to have 'won ugly' to secure bragging rights over Otago at Trafalgar Park.
Having lost just one game so far in this season's ITM Cup, and with only three weeks remaining until the knockout round, the Tasman Makos are within reach of a home semifinal.
Even for a team as enterprising as the Tasman Makos, someone has to do the donkey work. That's Alex Ainley's domain.
The Tasman Makos' continuing success is paying positive dividends at the turnstiles as fans flock to be a part of a winning season.
Tamaira Raurimu-Carew's talents on the local rugby league scene have captured the attention of the Tasman Rugby Union who have signed the young midfield star on a two-year deal.
Makos lock Joe Wheeler tells of his excitement to be part of the first Tasman team to topple Wellington and hopes for a home semifinal.
The Makos were in history-making mode yesterday with a comprehensive 42-20 ITM Cup rugby win over a miserable Wellington side.
Were Tasman really good in their historic 42-20 win over Wellington yesterday, or were the capital side really bad?
After seeing off one dangerous NPC rugby opponent in Invercargill on Wednesday, Tasman face another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.
If you thought Tasman might curb their attacking instincts after last week's gut-wrenching loss to Taranaki, think again.
Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.
Andrew Hore is in line to make his Stags debut from the bench against Tasman in Invercargill tonight.
Key midfielder Tom Marshall will miss tomorrow's ITM Cup rugby clash against Southland through injury.
The Tasman under-19 rugby team appears resigned to second-tier status after its heavy 55-13 loss to Canterbury Metro at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.
What the hell happened at the end of the Makos' disastrous game against Taranaki? Tasman lock Joe Wheeler gives the players' side of the story.
Following a last-minute meltdown against Taranaki, a chastened Tasman Makos team heads south today to meet Southland.
The Tasman Red Devils complete their South Island Invitational tournament campaign in Kaiapoi tomorrow when they meet Canterbury Maori.
The brothers Marshall will be staring each other down when Tasman face off against Taranaki at Trafalgar Park tonight.
A burst of second-half scoring pushed the Tasman Red Devils to a 60-21 victory over New Zealand Defence Force at Lansdowne Park last night.
Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler looks forward to tomorrow's crucial clash against Taranaki.
PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express
The Tasman Red Devils, fresh from a thrilling 45-41 win over Tasman Griffins on Saturday, will play the New Zealand Defence Force rugby side at Lansdowne Park tomorrow.
Tasman Makos are hoping for big crowd support in their first Nelson game of the season tonight.
Home advantage gives extra edge
The Tasman Makos will relish a return to home turf tomorrow evening , when they tackle an unpredictable Waikato side at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.
Tasman Makos lock forward Joe Wheeler explains why eventful draw with NPC heavyweights Auckland felt like 'kissing my brothers'.
The Tasman under-19 rugby team are steadily gathering momentum ahead of next week's first seeding game after beating the Canterbury Maori Development team 50-12 in Murchison.
The Tasman Red Devils could be forgiven if they felt a lingering sense of deja vu as they wound their way home from Kaikoura's Takahanga Domain on Saturday evening.
Tasman still haven't tasted NPC rugby success at Auckland rugby's stronghold, Eden Park, but they came up with the next best thing yesterday.
RUGBY PETER JONES - The Marlborough ExpressIf the Tasman Red Devils harbour thoughts of appearing in the final of the South Island Invitational, a win over Canterbury Colts tomorrow is critical.
The Tasman Makos have dealt with their first two National Provincial Championship opponents convincingly, picking up maximum points. Now it gets serious.