The Sharks' Holden Cup side bounced back from last week's loss to the ladder-leading Panthers to hold off a fast finishing Broncos 36-26.
The final team lists for the Round 9 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between the Cronulla Sharks and the Brisbane Broncos.
They might be friends going back more than a decade but even Corey Parker admits he sometimes gets sucked in by Michael Ennis.
Wayne Bennett says it was playmaker Anthony Milford's decision, not his, to reject the possibility of playing for Samoa in next week's Pacific Test match.
Broncos centre James Roberts has vowed to give his newborn son that which he was denied as a troubled youngster: a father who is there for him.
Plenty of team changes are expected for this weekend's games, no more so than in New Zealand with Warriors coach Andrew McFadden dropping six players.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has a simple reason for his faith in hooker Travis Waddell: "Travis to me is what the game is all about."
Both clubs will be searching for their sixth consecutive victory as the Broncos travel outside of Queensland for the first time since their loss to Penrith.
Broncos prop Adam Blair has been found guilty of a grade one dangerous contact charge and will miss Sunday's game against the Sharks.
The Dragons start to climb while the pressure mounts on the Warriors and Wests Tigers two months into the 2016 season.