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Wet and wild conditions, and the most passionate fans in the NRL. These are some of the key points to come from the Sharks' win over Souths on Monday night.
The Cronulla Sharks have downed the South Sydney Rabbitohs to record their third straight victory in extreme conditions at Remondis Stadium.
The Rabbitohs are reeling from last week's loss to the Cowboys and the absence of their star half, and could be brought down again by an in-form Sharks side.
Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire believes South Sydney duo John Sutton and Dylan Walker are close to a return for the reigning premiers.
Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston solidified his place at the top of the rugby league food chain while his team continued their love of Monday night footy.
The Cowboys have overcome a half-time deficit to down the premiers on their home turf, defeating the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Monday night.
The Rabbitohs have ruled John Sutton out of Monday night's clash with the Cowboys, opening up the possibility of Greg Inglis moving into the halves.
Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds does not require surgery on his injured knee but is still set to spend the next six to eight weeks on the sidelines.
Will North Queensland's resurgence continue against the reigning premiers, who are reeling from the loss of their star halfback?