Wests Tigers forward Sauaso Sue says he's expecting a tough challenge from the Penrith Panthers this Sunday despite contrasting results to start 2017.

While Sue was one of his side's best in an opening round victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Anthony Griffin's men were far from their best in a 42-10 defeat to the Dragons.

Despite the loss, the 24-year-old Sue was adamant that the Panthers would be a much stronger side come Sunday and Wests Tigers would need to vastly improve from Round 1.

"They didn't have their best performance but we're not taking them lightly," he said.

"We know they're going to come out firing, so we need to weather the storm.

"They've got a lot of x-factors that work off second phase ball so we just have to try and wrap them up and do our plays well — improving on what we did last week against Souths.

"We dropped a lot of ball and didn't complete as well as we need to.

"We've got to make sure we improve on that."

See what Sue had to say about this week's game in full in the video above!

Be there for our first home game of 2017 when we take on the Penrith Panthers!