After an injury setback prevented his NRL comeback against St George Illawarra, Paul Gallen is working towards playing in round 13 against the Roosters.
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.
Sharks coach has allayed any concerns that management of serious illnesses will prevent Luke Lewis from taking his place in Holden State of Origin I.
If he hadn't scored two tries and kicked the field goal that won the game, Saturday night may have been one to forget for Sharks winger Valentine Holmes.