The Sharks have moved up to lone second in the NRL after a 26-12 win over the Broncos in Brisbane.
Sharks centre Colin Best scored a double in a spirited effort from the Sharks who were without captain Paul Gallen and five-eighth Todd Carney who are on State of Origin duty.
Coach Shane Flanagan says it proves their a title-contending side.
"I think we're slowly chipping away at it, proving people wrong, what sort of team we've got. To come up here and beat the Broncos at any time, whether they've got Origin players in or not, is really tough."
Sharks centre Colin Best, who scored a double, says it's a good win.
"It was a big game for us, playing the Broncos on the same points, so it's great that we could jump two points in front of them and hopefully we can keep playing like this and finish strong at the back end of the year."
Broncos centre Jack Reed picked up a quad injury while Josh Hoffman has concussion concerns and for the Sharks, Wade Graham and Jeremy Smith have been put on report.
The win moves the Sharks up to 24 points, just two behind the table-topping Storm.
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