A dominant second half has seen the New Zealand 18s side overcome a half time deficit to defeat Toa Samoa U18 36-18 at Pulman Park.
New Zealand trailed by 10 points at half time, after Samoa scored three tries in the opening 40 minutes.
The second half was a completely different story as the Kiwis scored 28 unanswered points, running in six tries.
New Zealand 36 (Semisi Sikei 2, Taniela Otukolo, Vaka Sikahele, Otukinekina Kepu, Jordan Coleman, William Fakatoumafi, Feao Tongia tries; Sione Moala 2 goals) def. Samoa 18 (Sam Taunga, Vaiala Tamati, Jeremiah Schuster tries; Ronald Volkman 3 goals) at Pulman Park, Auckland.
New Zealand 18s: 14 Jordan Coleman, 1 Moala Graham-Taufa, 16 Semisi Sikei, 6 William Fakatoumafi, 2 Lani Graham-Taufa, 6 Brooklyn Herewini, 7 Sione Moala, 8 Jyris Glamuzina, 4 Taniela Otukolo, 20 Feao Tongia, 11 Tukimihia Simpkins, 12 Caleb Pese, 13 Semisi Tapa. Int: 17 Vaka Sikahele, 19 Tyson Chase, 21 Otukinekina Kepu, 22 Valingi Kepu.
Toa Samoa U18: 1 Jahoiyakim Afoa, 2 Tuuaga Palesoo, 3 Jordan Swann, 4 Sam Taunga, 5 Petelo Kapaoa, 6 Ronald Volkman (c), 7 Josaiah Karapani, 8 Soolefai Ah-Kiong, 9 Jeremiah Schuster, 10 Isaac Matalavea-Booth, 11 Vaiala Tamati, 12 Jeff Tatupu, 13 Matthew Palu. Int: 14 Junior Moli, 15 Talitua Salima, 16 Presley Sau-Leota, 20 Caleb Savelio-Thompson.