Sea Eagles held strong with limited possession to come out winners and send out coach Geoff Toovey a winner, while Sharks will look to bounce back in finals.
Manly have upset the finals-bound Sharks 14-12 in a thriller, denying Cronulla a place in the top four on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.
A deft Johnathan Thurston pass, an acrobatic Jamie Lyon kick, some Benji Marshall magic, James Tedesco speed and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves strength.
The Sharks are looking to cement a place in the top 4, while the Sea Eagles will need a miracle to make their 11th consecutive finals appearance.
Manly players know Sunday's game against Cronulla is almost certainly their last of the season but won't concede their dim finals hopes without a fight.
Willie Mason, Charlie Gubb, Issac Luke and Alex Glenn have all received suspensions from the weekend's matches, while Korbin Sims was cleared at the judiciary.
Manly centre Steve Matai has played 220 first grade games so far in a career spanning 11 seasons and has never missed a finals series.
The race for top spot heats up, Manly's slim chances of making the finals, hat-tricks galore and a scorned skipper reminds everyone what he's capable of.
After his side was bundled out of the 2015 finals race by the Roosters, outgoing coach Geoff Toovey was angry enough to want to lace on the boots himself.
A scintillating 80 minutes from Telstra Premiership favourites the Roosters has closed the door on Manly's 2015 finals hopes. Here are five key talking points.