There was a lot to like in the Austin-Metropolis match as both teams played great attacking rugby. Metropolis were on the board first after several long phases saw fullback Joel Yogerst cross over. Jojo Tikoisuva converted the try to give Metropolis a 7-0 lead. Austin responded soon after with a penalty from Diego Sotelo to cut the deficit to 7-3. Metropolis then took a 14-3 lead when Tikoisuva scored.
That's when Austin made a run. Fly-half Hamish Roberts was the first to score for Austin and he was soon followed by Chris Baumann. Sotelo made one of the two conversions to give Austin a 15-14 lead. That wouldn't last into halftime however, as Kavika Peniata scored just before halftime to put Metropolis in front 19-15.