NYC Preview: Light training week

Wests Tigers Holden Cup Coach Todd Payten is concerned what effect the Gold Coast game had on his players leading into tomorrows night match against Parramatta.


I am very mindful what effect the heat and the travel will have on my boy, Payten said.


Tuesdays session was super light. We were only on the field for an hour and we ran through our recovery protocol.


It only leaves us with todays Captains Run so not much will change with our game plan.


The heat certainly played its part in the win over the Titans last Sunday. With the match kicking off at 12.45pm, the warm weather certainly favoured the home side that raced out to a 22-6 lead at half-time.


A superb second half comeback saw Wests Tigers beat the Titans, such is the quality of talent Payten has at his disposal.


Payten said his men must again lift against a desperate Eels outfit.


There is a good rivalry between a lot of players from both teams having played against each other at school and in S.G Ball and Harold Matthews competitions, he said.


Victory will keep the Wests Tigers in sixth place but will keep them within reach of making the top four.