Up 30-6 at half-time, the NYC Warriors have held on to deny the Sharks a thrilling comeback win, eventually running out 36-32 victors on Saturday.
The Sharks and Warriors have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 16 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
Known for their attacking plays and big scorelines, the 2016 Warriors side are finally finding a way to grind out results as they head towards the top eight.
Once rumoured to be considering a mid-season move away from Auckland, Ken Maumalo has penned a new deal with the Warriors through to 2018.
Blockbusting centre Solomone Kata has signed a contract extension with the Warriors through to the end of 2019, one of six players to re-sign.
Fresh off the bye, the Sharks will be searching for their 11th consecutive victory over a Warriors side who head across the Tasman on a three-game winning run.
A dislocated finger put an end to Issac Luke's days of wearing his wedding ring, but last week the Warriors hooker found the ultimate alternative.
Queensland Origin prop Jacob Lillyman has been named as the only line-up change for the Warriors Round 16 NRL Telstra Premiership clash against the Sharks.
The Titans, Dragons and Warriors all had important wins during the major bye round, keeping pace with the top eight as the business end of the season looms.
The results, injuries, judiciary news and talking points from the weekend's NRL matches.