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This Sunday, cheer on the Sharks, farewell a champion, and have a Harry’s pie to mark the occasion.
It looks like it’s going to be a blockbuster at Shark Park on Sunday, in more ways than one.
In a season of ups and downs, the Cronulla side is looking to take the first steps towards making the grand final from outside the top four, a rare feat that hasn’t been done since the 2014 Bulldogs side went all the way.
To do that, they have to consolidate their seventh-place slot on the ladder.
Standing in their way are their weekend opponents, the third-placed Canberra Raiders, currently sitting on equal points with the Sea Eagles at fourth and the Rabbitohs on fifth.
While the Sharks’ top-four hopes have faded, the Raiders have with this weekend’s game a chance to finish in the top four and get a week’s rest in the finals.
With a lot at stake going into the finals series, the Shire side also has another milestone to consider, as the game is the Sharks’ final one (for now) at PointsBet Stadium and the final home appearance for skipper Paul Gallen.
Set to retire at the end of 2019, Gallen will have played 19 seasons and just shy of 350 games in Cronulla colours.
With finals fever approaching fast, fans have been quick to snap up tickets to the game, with ‘house full’ signage already posted, a handful of days before Sunday’s sell-out blockbuster.
Supporters are being encouraged to show their support via social media using the hashtag #ThanksGal
From celebrating one Sydney icon to another, the famed and famous Harry’s Café de Wheels will be on-site selling their world-famous selection of pies and hot dogs to hungry Sharks (and Raiders) supporters.
Such has been the popularity around Sunday’s game, all available tickets have been snapped up, with both the seated and general admission ticket allocation exhausted.