Sharks hooker Michael Ennis appeared in his weekly role on NRL 360 on Tuesday evening, discussing a range of topics relevant to the NRL and tonight’s second State of Origin clash.
On the eve of State of Origin 2 in Melbourne, much of the discussion centred around where the game will be won and lost and the strengths of both sides.
Ennis believes that the Blues have an advantage in the front row, with the size and speed of the NSW big men to torment Queensland.
“For me, I think it’s their forward pack. Their front row mainly,” he said.
“I think the leg speed of Klemmer, Tamou, Woods and now Gallen into that fact, I just think that they can really trouble them and I think it did in that first game.”
Ennis believes that the Queenslanders will relish playing in Melbourne with their Storm players enjoying the ‘home ground’ feel the occasion will bring.
“I think playing in Melbourne (the strength). With Smith, Slater and also Chambers there and just being down there this week,” he said.
“I just think they’ll have a wealth of support behind them and hopefully for our sake it doesn’t get them home.”
Ennis answer questions relating to the possible inclusion of a “captain’s challenge” ruling into the NRL and the potential benefits it may have to the game.
Watch all clips of Ennis on NRL 360 below: