Wests Tigers NYC Coach Todd Payten says his players face a test of professionalism when they travel to Bluetongue Stadium to face Manly Sea Eagles tonight.


The team will travel via bus on the day of the game with Payten saying it will be a good test mentality for his side following their best win of the season last weekend.


It will be a challenge of our professionalism. We need to keep a lid on a good performance against Parramatta and back it up with another against Manly.


We also have to overcome the travel up there and the away atmosphere. It will be a good test.


Wests Tigers sit second on the Holden Cup ladder through two wins from three games. Manly have won one of their three matches but according to Payten, they have been unlucky.


They were only just beaten in the first 2 rounds by 2 and 4 points respectively, Payten said.


Manly go into the game on the back of a good away win against the Gold Coast last week.


They have two good front rowers in James Mirceski and Jake Trbojevic so it will be a real challenge for our big boys.


Manly also possess a clever hooker in Michael Stig who benefits on the back of their two props.


Kick-off is 5.50pm