NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02: David Nofoaluma of the Tigers scores a try during the round 17 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Wests TIgers at McDonald Jones Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

David Nofoaluma will make his first-grade return on Saturday after injury causes a backline shuffle for the Wests Tigers.

Fullback Tuimoala Lolohea has been ruled out of the game with a niggling injury and will be replaced at the back by Corey Thompson.

Thompson's shift to fullback allows Nofoaluma to make his return to the wing after being sensationally dropped by coach Ivan Cleary for the club's first game.

Nofoaluma scored two tries for reserve grade side Magpies and will be looking for a strong performance this week to keep his spot in Cleary's side.

It will be a tough match for the Wests Tigers though, with the match being played in Melbourne against a red-hot Storm that will be looking to give Billy Slater victory in his 300th match for the club.