Super Rugby is returning to Trafalgar Park for the first time since 2011, with the Crusaders set to host the Hurricanes in a Friday night clash on May 29.
The Crusaders have abandoned plans to play a Super Rugby match in Fiji and will instead stage the "home" fixture in Nelson.
Leon MacDonald will team up for the sixth time with head coach Kieran Keane as the country's newest union attempts to go one better this year.
A season-ending leg injury to Willi Heinz has propelled South Canterbury oldboy Billy Guyton into the Super Rugby spotlight.
Billy Guyton grew up in Waimate playing age-group rugby and hoping one day he might make the big time. The 24-year-old is on the cusp of realising that dream as part of the Crusaders wider training group.
While Crusaders administrators are keen to make history, and a bundle of money, by playing in Fiji on May 29 the players want to play in front of their own fans at Nelson's Trafalgar Park instead.