Not to feature in the Bulldogs’ Grand Final appearance in 2014, departing hooker Michael Ennis says he’ll be giving his all to earn another shot at a Premiership decider with the Sharks.
Speaking with sharks.com.au exclusively ahead of the side’s Preliminary Final against the Cowboys, Ennis said being forced to watch the Bulldogs loss to the Rabbitohs two seasons ago is a still driving force to higher honours in 2016.
“It is yeah, massively,” Ennis quipped.
“Obviously when I came here I looked at the side that we had and I knew it was a great opportunity to get back there in one of the years.
“Fortunately, enough we get the chance to play in a Preliminary Final this week. It’d be wonderful (to win through).
Playing in what may be his last NRL game tomorrow night, the excitement of the prospect of featuring in a Grand Final has not been lost on the veteran number 9.
Though when talking of his own - and the side's hopes - of etching their names in to history, Ennis was quick to reel in the focus to the task at hand: the challenge of toppling the defending Premiers.
“I’ve also been around long enough to know that If you start thinking about Grand Final week, you lose track of this week,” Ennis said.
“For us, it’s been about preparing really well and getting our focus right heading into this week.
“The rest will take care of itself.”