1st half of the game witnessed good rugby by both the teams with Pune opening the score with a penalty kick. Orissa were forced to play a forwards game with their heavier pack receiving strong resistance from the Pune lads. It paid dividends with the backs providing ideal support to their Orissa forwards hard work and getting 2 tries failing to convert both. Orissa in the second half took the initative in the same manner increasing their tally inspite of strong defence put on by the Pune team. Pune salvaged a try towards the closing stages of the game. The younger Pune lads played their hearts out and shall benifit a lot from their performances.
Army Ambala win 22 to 8 against Delhi Bulls.
The best game so far with fewer faults. A totally hard fought; fantastic defence and attack, good tackling, planned strategies and free play were witnessed by both the teams. Ambala army gained advantage of their tall and heavy pack they possessed. Interaction between forwards and backs were very good. Delhi Bulls created wonderful opportunities but lacked at the finish on many occasions. They had the do or die attitude till the end. Ambala army was made to really sweat hard as Delhi was leading the 1st half by 8 points to nil. 2nd half the events changed with successive tries being scored and maintained scoring till the end of 2nd half keeping Delhi Bulls at bay. Great match and now we shall witness competitive main plate semis.