Ennis takes early plea
Sharks hooker Michael Ennis has taken the early guilty plea after being charged by the match review committee for making contact with referee Ben Cummins in the match against the Broncos last Friday night.
The alleged incident, which occurred in the 73rd minute of the match, resulted in a contrary conduct grade one charge and a points penalty of 93 if taking the early plea or 125 points should Ennis have challenged the charge at the judiciary and been ruled unsuccessful in that appeal.
In taking the early plea Ennis will have 93 carry-over points but he is free to play against the Storm on Saturday night.
While disappointed in the charge, the Sharks are pleased to have Ennis on deck for what shapes as an extremely important match this weekend.
Ennis also appears to have overcome a slight knee strain from Friday night and is expected to be named in the Sharks team later today.
In further judiciary news, centre Sami Sauiluma will fight a dangerous contact charge leveled at him from the Newtown Jets match last Saturday afternoon.
Sauiluma faces a possible two to three weeks on the sideline if found guilty of an alleged crusher tackle, with the Sharks believing there are grounds to challenge the charge hence their attendance at the NSWRLjudiciary tomorrow night.