Cronulla today confirmed they have signed Canterbury Bulldogs hooker Michael Ennis on a two-year contract starting next year. In the Shark’s official statement, CEO Steve Noyce was delighted to have Ennis on board.
“Michael is a quality player and one who will definitely complement the roster we have here at the Sharks at present,” Noyce said. “He has shown he can play 80 minutes which changes up the way we can do things with the interchange bench, has experience at the highest level and is a tough competitor with great leadership qualities.
Ennis began his career in 2003 at Newcastle, spending one season at the Dragons before a move to Brisbane. In 2009 he moved back to Sydney to link with Canterbury. He has played 208 National Rugby League matches and represented New South Wales on seven occasions between 2009 and 2011.
Current hooker John Morris is expected to retire at the end of the season and Isaac DeGois was released from the Sharks to join Parramatta mid-season following a long term injury to Nathan Peats. It’s being viewed that Ennis’ arrival at Remondis Stadium is a swap for Michael Lichaa with the rookie joining Canterbury in 2015.