NYC Match Preview: Vital game for Todd Payten's men

Wests Tigers face an in-form Melbourne Storm side tomorrow at Leichhardt Oval with a spot in the top-four on offer in the Holden Cup.


Sitting in sixth spot on 18 points, the Wests Tigers can leapfrog the Storm (on for and against) who sit in fourth place on 20 points.


It will be no easy task, with the Storm winning three in a row including a convincing 36-8 win over fellow top-eight contenders Newcastle.


The Wests Tigers however look to have hit some form themselves, dismissing league-leaders Canberra last weekend 36-24 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.


Switching between fullback and wing this year, Kurtis Rowe leads the try-scoring tally amongst his teammates (10 tries in 14 games) and said its a must win match this week against Melbourne.


Its no doubt going to be a tough game out there tomorrow, last time we played the Storm they showed they are a quality side, Rowe said.


A win would be a huge boost heading into the back-end of the season.


The wet weather has forced a few changes to our training schedule this week but we are up for the challenge.


Rowe comes up against fellow in-form winger Denny Solomona who has scored 10 tries in just 12 matches this season.


The last time that the two sides met, the Storm came away with the points with a 24-14 win at AAMI Park.