In news which will have a huge bearing on the Sharks chances of getting a victory over the Cowboys, hooker Michael Ennis was charged by the match review committee but is free to play on Saturday night.
Charged with a grade one careless high tackle on Chris McQueen in the 67th minute of the match against Souths, the penalty for Ennis’s tackle with loading for past offences amounts to 127 points, however if he takes the early guilty plea that number is reduced to 95 points.
Realising the importance of Ennis to the Sharks team and overall game plan, the club was quick to respond with an early guilty plea.
Ennis however will have 95 carry-over points should he transgress again.
In speaking to the media following the Sharks recovery session today Ennis expressed his relief in being free to play this weekend and admitted he had something of a sleepless night waiting for the charge sheet to be made public.
Stay tuned to the Sharks website for more from Ennis, who conducted an interview with Sharks TV earlier today.
Also from the Sharks v Souths elimination final yesterday, both Greg Inglis and Luke Keary were charged with grade one offences.
Keary is likely to miss one match if he accepts the charge, however Inglis will escape a ban should be take the early plea for a tackle on Sharks skipper Paul Gallen.
The Ennis interview will be live on Sharks TV later today.