David Solomona's passport problems mean he will not be with the Kiwis for Friday's ANZAC test against Kangaroos
The Kiwis will be without barnstorming back rower David Solomona for Friday's ANZAC league test against the Kangaroos in Brisbane.
The UK Super League player is being held up with a passport issue in Britain and will not get to Australia in time.
Solomona travels on a Pacific Island passport, which is being held by British immigration officials.
They are unable to release the passport for two weeks.
Solomona plays for Wakefield and was touted as a near certainty for Brian McClennan's side.
NZRL chairman Sel Bennett says they have done everything they can, with no success.
He says the New Zealand High Commission in London has also tried without luck.
Sel Bennett says unfortunately it is not the first time they have found themselves in such a situation.
He says they had the same problem with Robbie Paul in 2002 but on that occasion they got the passport back earlier.
The Kiwis team for Friday's test is due to be named tonight.