How to watch Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers NRL live and match preview
Top-of-the-table Melbourne Storm host Wests Tigers at their home away from home on the Sunshine Coast.
Melbourne are on an 11-game winning streak and claimed top spot on the NRL ladder after a rollicking victory against the New Zealand Warriors last round. The Storm are also the competition's highest scoring team.
They meet a Wests Tigers outfit that conceded 40 points in a loss to Parramatta last outing. That compounded an already poor record the Tigers have against the NRL's better teams this season.
When is Storm vs Tigers?
This match kicks off at 7:35pm AEST on Saturday 19 June at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
How to watch Storm vs Tigers live and free
Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are your only options for watching this match-up. Considering its price, free trial and accessibility, we think Kayo is the way to go. You can see further details in our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel.
Stream Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers on Kayo
Including this match, 2 of Melbourne's next 3 matches won't be shown on free-to-air TV. All up 4 of their clashes in the run to the finals won't be on Channel 9. It's far worse for the Tigers. Only 3 of their remaining 10 fixtures are available on Channel 9 as they try to remain in finals contention.
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Storm vs Tigers team lists
Storm: 1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Aaron Pene 18. Jordan Grant 19. Cooper Johns 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia
Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. James Roberts 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Shawn Blore 16. Tom Amone 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Kelma Tuilagi 20. Fetalaiga Pauga 21. Jake Simpkin
Storm vs Tigers match preview
Life at the top rolls on for the Melbourne Storm. Craig Bellamy's supercharged team brushed aside the Warriors last round, their 42 points for the match the eighth time they've scored 40 or more points in a game this season.
Nothing seems to trouble them. Not Origin, not injuries, not relocation. Sunshine Coast Stadium, Melbourne's home away from home whenever Victoria locks down, has become a Storm stronghold: 7 games there have produced 7 wins, in which the Storm average 35 points per game and keep their opposition to just 13.43.
What Wests would do to stop their opposition scoring. The Tigers have given up the fourth most points in the league this season, including the 40 Parramatta racked up against them last round. In their last outing against Melbourne – round 19, 2020 – the Storm scored 50.
Storm's scoring power will surely be too much for them once again.
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