Playing rugby around the globe, Mitchell Scott has finally come up for air after arriving back in Nelson. But there is not a lot of down time, now it is straight into a sevens campaign for Tasman.
It may be too late for the Makos this season, but if you walked down Trafalgar St and canvassed the masses, the Makos' championship win would be Nelson's favourite sporting moment, even if there was no official plaque.
A committed and supportive board, more sponsorship money, new development programmes, strong club competitions and a strong relationship between two sub-unions are all things Keane pinpoints as key in helping him achieve his dream. However, there appears to be one pivotal aspect that trumps all that.
Above all, leading the way in the union's drive towards the top, is his desperation for Tasman to succeed and a fierce determination to be the best coach he can possibly be.
Tasman Makos 7's men's team won 3 games with 2 losses to rank 3rd in pool play at the Southern Sevens in Timaru. This earned Tasman a spot in the National Sevens to be played in Rotorua. The women's team won 1, lost 4 to place 4th in the women's pool. Only the top 3 qualified for Rotorua on 11 & 12 January 2014.
New Zealand Rugby has selected Tasman assistant coach Leon MacDonald as backs coach for the New Zealand under-20 World Cup campaign in 2014.
MacDonald will assist head coach Chris Boyd of Wellington and forwards coach Scott Robertson of Canterbury, while two Tasman regional players have also been selected.