Canberra have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season, stunning an out-of-sorts Sharks side 30-10 in Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium.
Cronulla started the match creatively with a short kick-off working in their favour, but it was all one-way traffic against them after that as the Raiders raced to a 20-0 lead.
The Sharks got back into the game with two second half tries but the Raiders lifted in defence with some spirited efforts.
Making the Raiders performance more impressive, Ricky Stuart's side were forced to defend their line for 30 minutes with 11-12 men after Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Corey Horsburgh were sin-binned for professional fouls.
Tries to Sebastian Kris, Josh Papalii and Corey Harawira-Naera inside 26 minutes took advantage of an ill-disciplined Sharks outfit, who conceded four penalties to relieve any pressure on the Raiders with the ball.