New Zealand's Asofa-Solomona out of ANZAC Test

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Melbourne Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been ruled out of New Zealand's Test against Australia on Friday due to a broken hand.

Asofa-Solomona was in line to make his debut for the Kiwis in Canberra, but injury ruled him out of the ANZAC clash on Monday.

The 21-year-old suffered the injury during Storm's 34-22 win over the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday.

Storm's win was their eighth in nine matches this season to see them sitting four points clear atop the NRL table.

Asofa-Solomona's place in the 20-man squad was taken by the Wests Tigers' Elijah Taylor.