Wests Tigers Under 20s have a crucial game tomorrow against the St George-Illawarra Dragons, with a victory meaning they would edge closer to the top four position just three weeks out from the finals.


An impressive opening quarter against the Sydney Roosters last week had Todd Paytens side cruising at 24-0 after 20 minutes. However the game ended up being a thriller, with Wests Tigers holding on for a 32-24 victory over the top four side.


Wests Tigers will face a desperate Dragons who will look to break a six-game losing streak which has resulted in them slipping out of contention for the top eight.


Wests Tigers winger Delouise Hoeter said while the team have been in good form, its important not to take the Dragons lightly.


They have strong attacking forwards and although they are in 13th place they are still a good side, Hoeter said.


Its a crucial game because we want to get in the top four and set a standard going into the finals.


With Luke Brooks and Nathan Brown being called up to the NRL squad, Hoeter pointed out that it gives other quality players an opportunity this weekend.


Even though we lost two of our good players it shows what depth we have with Matt Mulcahy coming back in, Hoeter said.


"He was our most valuable player in last years finals series.


With three grades being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground tomorrow, Under 20s will kick off at 10:50am. This will be followed by a NSW Cup fixture (between Illawarra and Newcastle) and eventually NRL at 3pm.