The Sharks made it two wins on the trot while the Knights crumbled to their ninth loss in 10 games. Here are the five key points from the Sharks 30-28 win.
The Cronulla Sharks have held on to beat the Newcastle Knights in a high scoring contest at Hunter Stadium.
Unable to win after earlier mid-season breaks, the Sharks will be out to back up their last-start win over the Roosters with a good showing at Hunter Stadium.
The Sydney Roosters have confirmed five-eighth James Maloney will leave the club for the Cronulla Sharks at the end of the season.
The Knights have a huge challenge on their hands to sink the Sharks especially considering they were hammered by them back in Round 6.
Sharks forward Wade Graham hopes a fit and firing Paul Gallen returns to action for Cronulla in their Round 15 meeting with the Knights following Origin II.
The return of Blues skipper Paul Gallen to the side for Game Two has lifted the spirits of the NSW camp ahead of next Wednesday's must-win game.
The Sharks find themselves entrenched in the bottom eight of the ladder but still in contention for finals football.
NSW VB Blues captain Paul Gallen has joked he'll have no issue joining a chorus of boos at the MCG should Daly Cherry-Evans receive them from QLD fans.
Walker's Perth form, the Titans' potent right edge, Canberra's record-breaking skipper, and the Cowboys' point-scoring spree. Key stats from Round 13.