Tigers headed over to Blackwater with a few missing but had the depth to cover. The game started off with tit for tat footy. The game was hindered for 30 mins due to a serious injury to a Blackwater player. In a game with the forwards scoring the first half points and the backs picking up the points in the second half.
After the injury the local side skipped away with a few quick tries but Tigers scored enough to keep within reach. With 8 minutes to go Blackwater slotted a field goal to take the lead 29-22. A 60m special from Fijian Flyer Wanui Matainavora got the Tigers within a point with 3 mins to go. Blackwater lead for the entire game until Whetu Austin scored his second on the hooter off a Ricky O’Donnell inside ball. The game finished 32-29.