“These two sides genuinely hate each other” – Mick Ennis
The Cronulla Sharks take on the Melbourne Storm tonight in the preliminary final in a replay of the 2016 NRL Grand Final
Since that night in 2016 the Sharks and the Storm have developed a fierce rivalry that has been characterized by scuffles and melees, game after game.
Former premiership winning hooker with the Sharks, Michael Ennis joined the show to talk about the rivalry. “Look it will be an absolute bash up down there. These two sided genuinely hate each other. The rivalry has been brewing now for well over 3 or 4 years and each game seems to add another chapter to the story and tonight will be no different.”
Already the underdogs against a Storm side looking to win back to back premierships, the Sharks have also lost inspirational Skipper Paul Gallen for the clash.
Speaking on the loss of Gallen, Ennis said, “As big a loss as Gal is in terms of his leadership and what he delivers in the big games, I think the fact that Matty Prior, Aaron Woods and Andrew Fifita are all on the field at the same time could pose a real threat for the Storm with their leg speed, aggression and especially their second phase footy they provide.”
The Sharks take on the Storm at AAMI Park in Melbourne tonight at 7:40pm
To listen to the full interview PLAY below