TBT | Sharks v Knights
May 5, 2013: With the Sharks and Knights locked at 20 points after 80 minutes, the sides entered a Golden Point showdown at the Hunter Stadium.
In what was a brave rally from the Sharks side, Captain Paul Gallen would be forced off the field with a knee injury in the early stages paving the way for fellow NRL veterans Luke Lewis and Chris Heighington to lead from the front.
After a flurry of field goal attempts in the latter stages of regular time - and again in the early parts of the extra period - it was Sharks halfback Jeff Robson's attempt which kicked the side clear, and sealed the win.
The match also saw Sharks winger Sosaia Feki make his debut, and the ever-reliable Kiwi didn't disappoint on his first outing.
"You can't forget a debut game - i was up against (Akulia) Uate and I was pretty nervous," Feki said.
"I was just happy to make my debut, and we got a win out of the game too."
The Knights' Dane Gagai opened the scoring inside the opening three minutes and the signs looked ominous for the Sharks. But not to be detered by the early conceit of points, centre Jono Wright would nab a first half double to see the side within six at the break.
Upon the resumption, the Sharks would again post tries through Todd Carney and Beau Ryan and take a six point lead, before Tyrone Roberts levelled the scores at 20 with ten minutes to play.
In what was a see-sawing affair 24-year-old Feki said that it was vital that the Sharks found a way to win that day, in what was the first of four consecutive successes.
"To win in a tight game like that one gave us great confidence heading into the next few rounds. The Knights threw all they had at us, and to win without Gal was a huge boost for us all," Feki said.
Re-live the action from round eight 2013, in this week's 'Throwback Thursday' highlights package, now playing on Sharks TV.