A mix-up between HKRFU and the ground meaning a late entry to the pitch ensured T3 and DB Pirates did not have their usual pre-match preparations. T3 began the brighter of the two teams controlling the pace of play and eliciting penalties that provided good territorial gains, that the Phoons were unable to convert into points. The Pirates scored against the run of play shortly before the water break which along with the sweltering heat knocked the wind out of the quickly tiring Phoons. Errors littered the remainder of the game with neither team looking like they were to score until with the final play of the game and T3 looking to get the draw the ball got into the hands of the Pirates dangerous fullback who proceeded to score. 12-0 to DB Pirates.