Nelson Asofa-Solomona will miss New Zealand’s Test matches in opposition to Great Britain as punishment for his involvement in a brawl in Bali.

The National Rugby League (NRL) has given the 6ft 7in, 18st Melbourne Storm prop a three-match ban following the incident which went viral on social media.

The 23-year-old will miss the Kiwis’ match in opposition to Australia in Wollongong subsequent Friday in addition to the 2 video games in opposition to the Lions in Auckland and Christchurch.

He was additionally issued with a suspended A$15,000 (£8,000) superb.

A assertion from the NRL stated: “The sanctions take note of proof which confirmed a level of provocation contributed to the incident, Asofa-Solomona’s co-operation with the NRL investigation and the regret he has proven.

“All golf equipment had been suggested previous to the beginning of the low season that severe penalties can be imposed for all off-field incidents.

“The NRL expects exemplary behaviour from all players and any player who falls short of that standard will be sanctioned.”

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