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In what was a surprise to most in the NRL world, Sharks hooker and League veteran Michael Ennis today announced his decision to end his career, come the completition of season 2016.

A 14-year career spanning across five clubs, Ennis' decision comes on the back of his own terms, saying he feels that now was the right time to call it a day.

"It's time to be a dad," Ennis said, with his four young children by his side.

"It's been a great career, and one that I'm most certainly proud of."

See the full press conference with Ennis, as well as Club Coach Shane Flanagan and Cronulla Sharks Group CEO Lyall Gorman, now playing. 

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