In the words of our Head Coach John Morris, "that was a local derby like they're meant to be played".
In slippery conditions, with rain falling for most of the night, it was a high quality contest that had it all. The highs, the lows, an NRL debut and some huge individual performances.
Up front it's hard to go past the efforts of Royce Hunt and Toby Rudolf.
In just 28 minutes on the park Hunt racked up a monstrous 207 metres, with a line break, three tackle busts and two offloads. Rudolf clocking in 244 metres of his own with 77 post-contact metres, a line break and 27 tackles.
Aaron Woods led from the front and bagged himself a meat pie. Sifa Talakai again impressive with his strong charges and bruising defence. Wade Graham was physical in delivering a captains knock while Teig Wilton more than held his own in his first game in the top grade.
Shaun Johnson continued his recent good form, registering a try, a try assist, a line break, 93 metres and three forced drop outs on the night. He was banging them over well too with four conversions from five attempts.
Sione Katoa maintained his spot atop the NRL try scorers list, finishing off a slick backline move with Will Kennedy providing the final pass. Kennedy at the back scored one of his own and apart from a late error from the youngster was skilful and almost flawless in tough conditions for a fullback.
It was a satisfying win for the Cronulla side who now find themselves in seventh spot on the ladder heading into the game against Brisbane on Friday night.
Over to you Sharks fans. Who was our best in Round 11?