The Kiwis have lost one of their best young prospects with a hand injury ruling Melbourne Storm youngster Nelson Asofa-Solomona out of Friday's Anzac test against the Kangaroos.

The Wellington-born giant sustained the injury in last night's 34-22 NRL win over St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium.

Wests Tigers and former Warriors forward Elijah Taylor has been called into camp as a replacement in the Kiwis 20-man squad.