Laughter burst out across Victoria St from balconies filled with fans, the pub windows crowded through with classic black and white jerseys.
But Tongan fans stilled showed their colours - their pops of red jutted out from afar, in crimson caps, coats and tracksuits.
Despite the 92-7 defeat, Tongan supporters brought good cheer and charm while they looked to dine out on the city's hospitality.
Tamz Taumalolo was easily spotted in red and white floral headdress. She had travelled down from South Auckland with friends and loved the game's atmosphere.