Tigers' Nofoaluma to answer Melbourne SOS

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Melbourne have finally secured some help to address their injury crisis, with Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma expected to join the side on loan for the remainder of the NRL season.

With season-ending injuries to outside backs including Ryan Papenhuyzen, George Jennings and Reimis Smith piling up and winger Xavier Coates not due back from an ankle injury for another fortnight, Nofoaluma's addition couldn't come at a better time for the Storm.

Nofoaluma, 28, will play out the season with the Storm before returning to the last-placed Tigers, where he's under contract until the end of 2025.

He might be just the dynamic injection the Storm need after losing four straight games to slide outside the NRL's top four.

Nofoaluma has scored 95 tries in 175 appearances for the Tigers, including eight in 12 outings this season despite his side's poor form.

Melbourne have an 11-7 season record and sit inside the top eight by two games, making it almost certain Nofoaluma will get to play finals for the first time in his career, with the Tigers failing to reach the post-season since before his debut in 2013.

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