It's official, Joe Wheeler will be back in a Makos jersey in 2015.
This time last year Chiefs winger James Lowe found himself with a lot to learn in his first season of Super Rugby and now he has signed on for another two seasons.
Tasman chief executive Tony Lewis just wants the touring team to play a New Zealand team at Nelson's Trafalgar Park and says there are compelling reasons for the country's youngest provincial union, formed in 2006, to host a match.
Tasman players will have a greater presence than ever when the 20th edition of Super Rugby kicks off in Christchurch on Friday.
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.