The Sharks will renew their rivalry with 2016 Grand Final opponents the Melbourne Storm when they face off at PointsBet Stadium on Friday night.
Coming off a loss to the Broncos and with a number of their stars still unavailable, the Sharks will field a side with a mixture of youth and experience, with Paul Gallen and Andrew Fifita to lead a team which includes youngsters Bronson Xerri, Kyle Flanagan, Will Kennedy, Briton Nikora and Blayke Brailey.
As for their opponents, the Storm come into the game level with the Rabbitohs and Roosters on top of the NRL ladder following six wins from their seven matches.
Sharks Coach John Morris has named Will Kennedy in the number one jersey, while Sione Katoa comes back into the starting side on the wing.
Josh Dugan, who was unable to take to the field in Brisbane due to a mishap during warm up, has been named in jersey 21, with the Sharks to monitor his progress during the week.
And in a positive for the Sharks, backrower Nikora returns after missing the Broncos clash due to a suspension.
The Sharks v Storm clash is scheduled for a 7.50pm kick off at PointsBet Stadium on Friday night.
The Sharks 21-man squad is listed below.
Fullback for Sharks is number 21 Josh DuganFullback for Storm is number 1 Jahrome Hughes
Winger for Sharks is number 5 Sione KatoaWinger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson XerriCentre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh MorrisCentre for Storm is number 4 Marion Seve
Winger for Sharks is number 20 Aaron GrayWinger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Kyle FlanaganFive-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad TownsendHalfback for Storm is number 7 Brodie Croft
Prop for Sharks is number 8 Andrew FifitaProp for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden BraileyHooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt PriorProp for Storm is number 15 Christian Welch
2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Kurt Capewell2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul GallenLock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Blayke BraileyInterchange for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jayson BukuyaInterchange for Storm is number 16 Tui Kamikamica
Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack WilliamsInterchange for Storm is number 17 Ryan Papenhuyzen
Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-UeleInterchange for Storm is number 19 Patrick Kaufusi
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Touch Judge: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy