The win over Parramatta pushed the Sharks into the top four, with a vital clash against the Sea Eagles on Sunday to determine their position inside the eight and ultimately their opponent in week one of the finals.

The media are speculating about where the Sharks may finish and who they might play. See what they think just a week out from the finals.

The win over the Eels received mixed reviews, with the Sharks resilient and determined if not at their brilliant best in the seven-point win. In case you missed them, see some of the match reports.

And with the season moving into the business end the media scrutiny intensifies, with features produced on a number of the Sharks stars.

See what they are saying, what they’re writing, in Sharks in the news for August 31.

 

Match reports
Sharks into top four – Fox Sports – James Hooper – CLICK HERE  http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/sharks-claim-top-four-spot-with-thrilling-win-over-parramatta/story-e6frf3ou-1227504074016

7 point win over Eels – ABC on-line – AAP – CLICK HERE  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-29/sharks-in-top-four-after-nail-biting-win-over-eels/6735034

Sharks struggle for focus – NRL.com – Chris Kennedy – CLICK HERE
http://www.nrl.com/sharks-struggle-for-focus-as-finals-loom/tabid/10874/newsid/89324/default.aspx

5 Key Points – NRL.com – Chris Kennedy – CLICK HERE  
http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/sharks-claim-top-four-spot-with-thrilling-win-over-parramatta/story-e6frf3ou-1227504074016

 

Finals predictions
ANZ home final – Sydney Morning Herald – Brad Walter – CLICK HERE   http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/rugby-league/brisbane-broncos/cronulla-sharks-may-play-home-final-at-anz-stadium-as-race-for-fourth-hots-up-20150830-gjb0dl.html

Sharks, Storm, Bulldogs climb ladder – Radio NZ – CLICK HERE http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/sport/282778/sharks,-storm,-bulldogs-climb-ladder

Can the Sharks force their way into top 4 – SMH – CLICK HERE
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/nrl-set-of-six-can-the-sharks-force-their-way-into-the-top-four-20150828-gj9t8s.html

Flanagan says premiership wide open – NRL .com - Matt Encarnacion – CLICK HERE http://www.nrl.com/flanagan-says-nrl-premiership-wide-open/tabid/10874/newsid/89298/default.aspx

 

The Players
Graham heads ‘home’ for milestone – Fox Sports – Christian Nicolussi – CLICK HERE http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/cronulla-sharks-wade-graham-to-hit-150-nrl-games-against-parramatta/story-e6frf3uc-1227503012406

Lewis supports wildlife retreat – Sunday Telegraph – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-sharks-veteran-luke-lewis-escapes-nrl-stresses-by-supporting-a-wildlife-retreat-in-western-sydney/story-fnp0lyn3-1227504005815

Gallen lights up screen in movie debut – SMH – Adrian Prosenko – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/cronulla-sharks-captain-paul-gallen-lights-up-screen-in-movie-debut-20150827-gj94bs.html

Barba says he owes Sharks – SMH – Daniel Lane – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/ben-barba-says-he-owes-cronulla-sharks-plenty-for-making-him-feel-needed-20150826-gj8gcb.html

Fifita primed for a return – News.com.au – CLICK HERE  
http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/andrew-fifita-is-primed-to-return-for-sharks-in-week-one-of-the-finals/story-fndv2ypb-1227498587287

Ennis - the real story behind Hayne – news.com.au – CLICK HERE  http://www.news.com.au/sport/american-sports/michael-ennis-says-hayne-would-go-to-any-length-to-perform/story-fnq2nnu6-1227498977776