A hamstring injury to Jarrod Mullen forced yet another reshuffle for the Knights on Sunday, with young players playing out of position across the park.
Barba's form, a fired-up Paul Gallen, Mullen's latest injury and Levi battles on. The key talking points from the Sharks' big win over the Knights on Sunday.
Cronulla have improved their winning streak to 15, running in eight tries to deal an injury-ravaged Newcastle side another loss on Sunday afternoon.
The Sharks and Knights have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 20 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday.
Even after 14 consecutive wins the Sharks won't be easing up the intensity against the Newcastle Knights on Sunday afternoon, according to Michael Ennis.
Warriors forward Charlie Gubb has been suspended for seven matches after he was unsuccessful at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.
The Knights came within four of stunning Melbourne last week, but are they capable of ending Cronulla's incredible winning streak?
Four NRL players will sit out Round 20 with suspensions while Warriors prop Charlie Gubb will challenge the grading of his shoulder charge at the judiciary.
Knights pair Daniel Saifiti and Jake Mamo could miss their side's Round 20 match with the Sharks, cited by the NRL match review committee in Round 19.
It wasn't as easy as many expected, but the Storm did enough to resign the Knights to their 11th consecutive loss on Sunday afternoon.