One-match All Blacks prop Ben Franks has re-signed with the Tasman Rugby Union for a further two years.

Franks joined Tasman in 2007 and has played 20 matches for the province.

He is currently recovering from a foot operation and is unavailable for the remainder of the Air New Zealand Cup.

Franks has played 35 matches for the Crusaders and made his one appearance for the All Blacks against Munster on last year's end-of-year tour.