The Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers have agreed on a player swap involving centre Justin Olam and back-rower Shawn Blore.

In the second player swap between the two clubs, Olam will join the Tigers immediately, strengthening their outside backs. At the same time, Blore's immediate transfer to the Storm will see him join an already impressive forward pack.

The two players have agreed to a three-year deal with their respective new teams.

“Justin is a world class player who will bring plenty of experience to our team,” Wests Tigers coach Benji Marshall said.

"He is a proven winner who has played at the highest level. His leadership and communication will be very valuable to our club.

“It's a pleasure to welcome Justin and his family to our family at Wests Tigers.”

Olam will become the seventh new Wests Tigers signing as the club looks to move off the bottom of the ladder for the first time in two years.

A premiership-winner and former Dally M Centre of the Year, the PNG international admitted he is looking forward to the challenge and the next chapter in his rugby league career.

“I was really impressed by Benji [Marshall] and his vision for me and the team, and it's so exciting to be here,” Olam said.

"I'm keen to put in the work and win the trust of the boys and the coaches at training, and hopefully contribute to what the club is building."

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Shawn Blore of the Tigers is tackled during the round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers at QCB Stadium, on August 14, 2021, in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

As Olam exits the Melbourne Storm, the Victorian-based side will receive Shawn Blore as part of the player swap.

Debuting for the Wests Tigers in 2020 against the Eels, Blore would come back to the team last season and play 15 NRL games after missing the entirety of 2022 due to a knee injury.

“We are really excited about bringing Shawn into the Storm system. He is rated as one of the most promising younger players in the game having represented the Junior Kangaroos and NSW Under 18s,” Melbourne Storm CEO Justin Rodski said.

“He's a player that has been of interest since his junior rep days, leading the Panthers' SG Ball side to a Premiership in 2018, and shown great resilience having returned from injury to play 15 games last season with Wests Tigers.”