2 Sep 2012

Storm end Tigers' NRL hopes

6:53 am on 2 September 2012

Wests Tigers' National Rugby League season is over, after a 26-6 home loss to the Melbourne Storm.

The victory at Leichhardt Oval wasn't enough for the Storm to clinch top spot heading into the playoffs, as the Bulldogs secured their first NRL minor premiership since 1994 with a 42-10 thrashing of the Sydney Roosters.

That also sets up an opening week finals grudge match against Manly, who secured a crucial top-four spot with a hard-fought 24-16 victory against Gold Coast at Skilled Park.