Last played: Sea Eagles v Sharks
It was a thrilling, gripping and controversial encounter between the Sharks and Sea Eagles at Toyota Stadium in Round 3 last season.
Cronulla ended up holding on to record a 17-14 victory, but a dangerous spear tackle by Manly enforcer Tony Williams on Sharks hooker Isaac De Gois was the major talking point.
Cronulla dominated most of the major statistical categories, including possession (56 per cent to 44 per cent), completion rate (78 per cent in comparison to the Manly’s 59 per cent) and total running metres (1512 to 1202), which ensured they dictated proceedings for most of the match before a late rally by Manly.
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen was inspirational for the hosts – he charged for an incredible 249 metres from 31 runs and made 33 tackles in a non-stop performance.