NYC Preview: Vital game for Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers Holden Cup Coach Todd Payten says the match against Brisbane Broncos is important for many reasons.


Both sides are locked on 14 points with Wests Tigers in eighth position and the Broncos ninth.


"It is a big match for us as we are just clinging on to our position in the eight,'' Payten said.


"Brisbane is a good side and they rolled us at Campbelltown and currently sit in fourth position. They have a big and skilful pack.


"Caleb Timu and Ajuma Adams were a real handful on the edge for us last match along with their clever dummy half Jayden Berrel who runs off the back off his big forward pack.


"Cameron Cullen also damaged us last match scoring a try slicing through our left edge.


"Im looking for a response from our guys. A definite improvement in intent and attitude to defence and a willingness to work hard for their team mate and not taking the soft and selfish option no matter the scoreline or situation of the match."


Kick-off is 4.45pm.