If Cronulla fullback Michael Gordon got his way back in May, he would be playing his final game of the season this weekend against the Raiders in Eels colours.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says his side has been guilty of looking too far ahead towards the finals rather than the games directly in front of them.
A thrilling and topsy-turvy game was finally won by Cronulla, who stole it back late after it looked like the Eels had come from behind for an unlikely win.
A Valentine Holmes field goal and a late Michael Ennis try ended a thrilling contest as the Sharks pipped Parramatta 35-28 at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday.
As a Shark he is supposed to loathe the Dragons, but Wade Graham has a long running rivalry with Parramatta as he prepares for his 150th NRL game.
Cronulla have a huge opportunity to move into the NRL's top four with a win over Parramatta on Saturday.
After upsetting the Sea Eagles last week, the Eels will be out to rain on Cronulla's parade as the men from the Shire aim for a top-four finish.
The door is once again ajar for the Sharks to earn themselves a top four berth after Melbourne's upset loss to the Knights on Monday.
Cronulla speedster Valentine Holmes has set his sights on becoming the most-prolific try-scoring Shark in a season.
Valentine Holmes grabs the spotlight, Martin Taupau comes back with a bang and the lessons from the Tigers from their 40-18 drubbing at the hands of Cronulla.