The gap between the NRL's best and the rest shrunk significantly this week, with three of the league's top four teams struggling.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the weekend's NRL Telstra Premiership action.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan concedes the Canberra Raiders were the better team and deserved their 30-14 win at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
The Raiders confirmed their status as genuine premiership contenders with a 30-14 win – their sixth straight – to end Cronulla's 16-game unbeaten run.
Star hooker Josh Hodgson has inspired the Canberra Raiders to a 30-14 win over the league-leading Sharks in Cronulla on Saturday night.
The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Canberra Raiders have finalised their line-ups for Saturday's Round 22 NRL clash.
Lyn Smith has been involved with rugby league in the Cronulla-Sutherland region for far longer than any of the current Sharks first-grade squad.
All the latest team news and expected changes heading into Round 22 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Paul Gallen will extend his NRL career into a 17th season in 2017, the Cronulla skipper said on Thursday.
Sharks five-eighth James Maloney has been found not guilty of dangerous contact at the NRL judiciary and is free to play this weekend.