The Sharks trounced the Roosters 37-12 to set up a mini grand final next week against the Storm with both teams set to duke it out for the minor premiership.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says the safety of a top-two finish outweighs the lure of sealing the club's first minor premiership in 17 seasons.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes a try to Matt Prior swung momentum the way of the home side as the Tricolours faded in their loss to the Sharks.
A big second half has seen the Sharks end their four-game winless run, defeating the Roosters at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday night.
Jillaroo Samantha Bremner has capped off a big week for women's rugby league by scoring the match-winner for the Sharks in their Nines clash with the Dragons.
Cronulla struck late to clinch victory against local rivals St George Illawarra in a thrilling women's Nines clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday.
The Sharks have jumped the Roosters into third position on the Holden Cup ladder with a crucial 34-28 win on Saturday night.
The Sharks and Roosters have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 25 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday.
A month ago it seemed a matter of not if, but by how many points the Sharks would win the minor premiership.
The Roosters admit they have missed former five-eighth James Maloney this season but will be out to stop him when they face Maloney's Sharks on Saturday night.