Cronulla will be without Ben Barba for Sunday's clash with the Roosters, after the fullback was ruled out with a rib injury.
Sunday afternoon football pits the struggling Sharks up against the high-flying Roosters, but don't be fooled – this one will be hotly contested.
The Bulldogs will be fresh off a bye while the table-topping Dragons are fresh off a 42-6 walk in the park against local rivals Cronulla.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan was blunt in his appraisal of his side's performance in their Round 12 loss to the Dragons at Jubilee Oval.
The Dragons starred as the Sharks crumbled to a crushing 42-6 loss while Mitch Rein put his hand for a NSW Origin jumper.
The St George Illawarra Dragons have once again proved they are the real deal after dismantling the Sharks in a one-sided local derby.
Dragons coach Paul McGregor thinks Paul Gallen will return for the Sharks in their Round 12 meeting with the Red V, despite not being named on Tuesday.
As the Dragons engage in a four-way battle for first place, the Sharks are desperately trying to move into the top 8. The local derby shapes as a great contest.
Despite being charged by the NRL match review committee, Queensland captain Cameron Smith will be clear to take his place in Mal Meninga's side on May 27.
Having last played for NSW in 2013, Sharks prop Andrew Fifita believes he's ready to return to the Origin arena, after missing the 2014 series through injury.