The first half saw three touchdowns each with the Heat converting two of those while the Honey Badgers managed to convert one.
So the score at the half was 20 to 19 to the Heat.
The second half saw the Heat edge ahead with a further three touchdowns with one conversion despite losing one player through injury. The Honey Badgers responded by scoring two touchdowns.
The final score was the Hawkes Bay Heat winning by 39 to 31.
Congratulations to the newest NZAFF club – the Hawkes Bay Heat.
The Tournament Winners – the Hawkes Bay Heat Team:
Harvey Godwin Adam Blake
The runners-up – the Nelson Honey Badger Team:
- Hawkes Bay Heat
- Nelson Honey Badgers
- Tamaki Hornets
- Wellington Wolves
- Turangi Titans