After entering the premiership in 1967 the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks have developed into a competitive force in the NRL competition.
Jack Bird has already experienced what Blake Austin can do and says he's the man to stop as Cronulla prepare to face Canberra.
Two teams on the edge of the top eight and coming off impressive last-start victories go head to head in what should be an exciting game of afternoon footy.
Known for attacking flair, Sharks fullback Ben Barba pulled off one of the more memorable one-on-one tackles to deny Red V captain Ben Creagh a try.
Sharks begin to find consistency, and the Dragons still compete despite missing a host of stars. The key points to come from Cronulla's Round 18 derby win.
Luke Lewis scored a try in his 250th NRL game as the Sharks dominated the Dragons at Remondis Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Having missed 90 NRL games due to injury and illness, Luke Lewis will finally make his 250th first grade appearance against the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.
Sharks forward Chris Heighington is free to play in Round 18 after successfully challenging his dangerous throw charge at the NRL Judiciary on Thursday night.
The Cronulla Sharks will be looking for retribution on Sunday afternoon against a St George Illawarra Dragons outfit that demolished them 42-6 back in Round 12.
Rugby League fans are encouraged to get to Remondis Stadium on Sunday afternoon to help Sharks forward Luke Lewis celebrate his 250th NRL match.