After the prematch activities celebrated indigenous Australian culture through ceremony and dance, the Tigers won the toss and play was underway. A big crowd was in, and the atmosphere was electric.
Rhyan Mansell, one of those in the game with indigenous heritage, appropriately kicked the first goal of the night as he was taken over the shoulder by Redman and he kicked the resulting goal. Sam Weideman responded, and went one better at the other end when quick kicks inside 50 saw Weideman interfered with twice in two minutes. On both occasions his kicks for goal were on target. Alwyn Davey Jr added a third for the Bombers