Phil Lutton For the Cowboys, it's all about taking Paul Gallen out of the equation on Saturday night in Townsville.
South Africans Robert du Preez and Andre Esterhuizen were banned for six and four weeks respectively on Monday after committing dangerous tackles in a weekend Super 15 match.
South African rugby hard man Bismarck du Plessis cried on Saturday after his final Super Rugby appearance for the Sharks ended in a 34-12 home victory over the Stormers.
South Africa's Sharks have confirmed the departure of three of their key Springbok players at the end of the Super Rugby season as their rebuilding starts for the next campaign.
Brad Walter Was it the best performance by any team this season? Sharks captain Wade Graham thought so.
Melissa Woods A two-try haul from skipper Scott Higginbotham wasn't enough for the Melbourne Rebels to achieve a break-through win in South Africa, falling 25-21 to the Sharks in Durban.
The Bulls rose four places to second in the Super Rugby standings after an ugly 17-10 victory on Saturday at fellow South Africans the Sharks.
The Lions survived a stoppage-time scare to defeat the harks 23-21 Saturday and secure a Super Rugby top-six place for the first time this season.
Sharks flanker Jean Deysel has been banned for seven weeks for kneeing an opponent in the head in a Super Rugby game.
The Crusaders scored eight tries to thrash the Sharks 52-10 in a Super Rugby mismatch on Saturday despite having only 12 players on the field at one stage.
Chris Pike Two disallowed tries ensured the Western Force ended their South African tour fruitless on Saturday, with the Sharks winning their Super Rugby match 15-9 at Kings Park in Durban.
Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis was suspended for four weeks on Sunday after kicking an opponent during his team's narrow Super Rugby victory over the Chiefs in Durban on Saturday, SANZAR said.
Three players were sent off during the first half as the Sharks edged the Chiefs 12-11 in a bruising Super Rugby clash in Durban.
Marcell Coetzee scored two tries to lift the Sharks to a comprehensive 27-10 bonus-point victory against the Cheetahs.