The Cook Islands selection actually led 6-3 after 10 minutes, with the Cooks halfback Tiano Arona kicking two penalties.
This only spurred the New Zealand Heartland lads on as they went on to score nine unanswered tries with six of the nine tries being scored by their wingers Nathan Hunt and Sam Monaghan along with fullback Mike Tambour.
The physically bigger New Zealand Heartland forward pack dominated set piece and the collision-area which set a good foundation for their backline to run in some impressive team tries.
The visitors lead at the halftime break 31-6.
The next match for the two teams is this Friday at 4.30pm at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.
Can the Cook Island selection team make improvements from the Tuesday match?
Be at the BCI Stadium on Friday at 4.30pm to support your team and find out.
At 3.30pm a curtain raiser rugby 7’s match between the under 13 Town and Country teams will kick-off proceedings.