NRL match preview: Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm

Date: Monday 4th August.
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Kick-off: 7pm


Wests Tigers: 1. Mitchell Moses 2. Keith Lulia 3. Tim Simona 4. Bodene Thompson 6. Blake Austin 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Robbie Farah 10. Keith Galloway 11. Curtis Sironen 12. Dene Halatau 13. Adam Blair Interchange: 14. Ava Seumanufagai 15. Martin Taupau 16. Sauaso Sue 17. James Gavet

Melbourne Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 4. Mahe Fonua 5. Marika Koroibete 6. Ben Roberts 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith (C) 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kebin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe Interchange: Tim Glasby 15. Tohu Harris 16. Kenny Bromwich 17. Jordan McClean 18. Dayne Weston 19. Kurt Mann


The Wests Tigers host the Melbourne Storm at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Monday night.

Both teams will be looking to get the two points, particularly in this game, with the battle for the top eight so tight.

The Tigers have named the same 17 that lost to the Dragons in round 20. The team will be looking to improve after a week of turmoil disrupted their preparations for the game.

The Storm have also named an unchanged side with Dayne Weston and Kurt Mann the only additions to an extended bench. Barring injuries you would expect the Storm to run out as per-programmed.

The Tiger need this victory for both the fans and coach Mick Potter. If the players are committed to him as they have alluded to then this would be the game to do it in against one of the toughest teams in the competition.

The Storm will trouble any side on the back of the big three: Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith. All three are hitting form at the right time of the year and will be hoping to get support from the players around them in what could be cool conditions on Monday night.

However, on the back of another difficult week and the fact that the game is a tribute to former Tiger, Simon Dwyer, the emotion will lead the home side to a hard-fought victory.


Tigers by 4


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