Having slipped behind this weekend's opponents the Knights in the race for a Finals berth, Sunday's game at the Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe becomes crucial for the Sharks in their quest for a Finals berth.
In a disappointing result, the Sharks went down by 18-16 to the Warriors last Saturday afternoon and in the process dropped from seventh to 10th on the NRL ladder, two points behind the Raiders, Titans and Knights as five teams battle for the last two places in the 2021 Finals series.
Sharks coach Josh Hannay, although with limited options due to injuries and unavailability affecting his 2021 playing roster, has made a couple of changes to the run-on team for the game this weekend.
Will Chambers has been omitted from the 17, the Sharks centre named on the extended reserves list, causing something of a reshuffle to the line up.
Into Chambers centre position comes Siosifa Talakai, Jack Williams slots into the back row, Braden Hamlin-Uele has been promoted into the starting side at prop, with Toby Rudolf moving back to lock.
On the interchange bench youngster Luke Metcalf has been selected in jersey 14, with Billy Magoulias promoted into the 17.
Mawene Hiroti is in the 21 after breaking his hand two weeks ago, as is newcomer Kai O'Donnell, the former Raider having joined the Sharks on a short term contract late last week.
O'Donnell played four games in the NRL for the Canberra Raiders in 2020 before being released to return to the Queensland Cup and the Mackay Cutters midway through the 2021 season.
Matt Moylan remains unavailable due to a calf injury, as is Royce Hunt who returned to Sydney last weekend for the birth of his first child. Teig Wilton has a hamstring strain and was another not considered for selection.
The Sharks and Knights match is scheduled for a 4.05pm kick off at the Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe as the second game of a double header.
See the two 21-man squads listed below.
Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William KennedyFullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione KatoaWinger for Knights is number 2 Enari Tuala
Centre for Sharks is number 3 Siosifa TalakaiCentre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse RamienCentre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo MulitaloWinger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Connor TraceyFive-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Braydon TrindallHalfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-UeleProp for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke BraileyHooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron WoodsProp for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Jack Williams2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby RudolfLock for Knights is number 13 Connor Watson
Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Luke MetcalfInterchange for Knights is number 14 Sauaso Sue
Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Aiden TolmanInterchange for Knights is number 15 David Klemmer
Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew FifitaInterchange for Knights is number 16 Simi Sasagi
Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Billy MagouliasInterchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
Reserve for Sharks is number 20 Kai O'DonnellReserve for Knights is number 18 Josh King
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins