NRL Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm match will be kick off at Leichhardt Oval Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Sunday 26 March 2017 online, Time 16:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Wests Tigers play their first game since the shock sacking of Jason Taylor, and the under-the-pump joint venture outfit are in desperate need of a win to get their season back on track.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, they are facing competition heavyweights the Melbourne Storm – a ruthless and clinical side who are more than ready to inflict another big points tally on the Tigers.
The Tigers have conceded a whopping 82 points in their last two losses against the Panthers and Raiders – embarrassing performances that were ultimately the last straw for the controversial Tigers board, as they promptly sacked Taylor at the start of the week.
Interim coach Andrew Webster inherits an erratic team for the time being, and he will be hailed an instant genius if he can find a way past the Storm at Leichhardt.
Melbourne have no such concerns on or off the field, with the men in purple cruising to an unbeaten start to the season and looking for a big win on Sunday.
Structured to a tee, the Storm won’t give the Tigers anything in this game, and with the Roosters winning on Thursday night, Craig Bellamy’s side will be determined to keep pace with them at the top of the ladder.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Tigers have troubled Melbourne in the past – mostly due to their unpredictable play disrupting the controlled Storm’s rhythm. But I don’t think the Tigers will cause much damage here. Sure, the Leichhardt factor helps, but at the end of the day the Tigers are in shambles, so I’ll be surprised if the Storm don’t win this at a canter.
Wests Tigers: 1 James Tedesco 2 David Nofoaluma 3 Kevin Naiqama 4 Michael Chee Kam 5 Moses Suli 6 Mitchell Moses 7 Luke Brooks 8 Aaron Woods (c) 9 Matt McIlwrick 10 Ava Seumanufagai 11 Sauaso Sue 12 Chris Lawrence 13 Elijah Taylor 14 Tim Grant 15 Josh Aloiai 16 Joel Edwards 17 Matt Ballin 18 Justin Hunt 19 Kyle Lovett 20 Jamal Idris 21 Junior Tatola
Melbourne Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Young Tonumaipea 3. William Chambers 4. Cheese Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Vincent Leuluai 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Joe Stimson 20. Justin Olam 21. Brodie Croft