Crusaders boss Hamish Riach wants Sanzaar to provide a 'greater focus' on Super Rugby.
The Crusaders will play one of their pre-season matches at the Darfield Rugby Club next year.
Former Crusaders and Canterbury halfback extends his stay in England with a new long-term deal.
The Chiefs and Crusaders will meet in Fiji for a second time next year.
Tasman Rugby Union CEO Tony Lewis explains why more Makos than ever before are joining the Crusade.