Team of the Half Century: Michael Ennis

Arriving at the Sharks in 2015 with a reputation of a niggler and a player with his major focus to get under the skin of his opponents, Michael Ennis proved to be so much more in his two seasons in the Sutherland Shire.

Skilful, tough and ultra-competitive, Ennis may not have been the Sharks captain but he led from the front, tackling himself to a standstill and putting his team on the front foot with his abilities at dummy half.

The Dally M hooker of the Year in 2015, Ennis probably lifted to an even greater level in the Sharks premiership season of 2016, with experts conceding the NRL trophy probably wouldn’t have taken up residence in Cronulla had it not been for his efforts this past year.

Durable in addition to his other qualities, Ennis missed just one game in his two seasons at the Sharks, in what was a celebrated 51-game career at the Cronulla club.

Only two years at the Sharks, but what a two years they were, Ennis will certainly be rated amongst the best hookers to play for the Club. Does he rate as your best?