The Storm went down to the Tigers in New Zealand on the weekend, with Croft making several errors.

The youngster has paid the price, making way for Ryley Jacks in the number 7 jumper for the match against Newcastle.

Melbourne have also moved Kenny Bromwich to lock with Tim Gladsby on the bench.

They host the Knights at AAMI Park on Friday.

Newcastle have put Jacob Safiti on the bench after Mitch Barnett was suspsended for one game.