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A desire to spend more time with his family was the simple catalyst for Cronulla vet

A desire to spend more time with his family was the simple catalyst for Cronulla veteran Michael Ennis decision to retire at the end of the NRL season.Ennis, 32, surprised the rugby league community on Tuesday when he confirmed he would knock back a one-year extension from the Sharks to hang up the boots after 14 seasons in the game.The former NSW State of Origin representative first told his teammates at a lunch before making the emotional announcement in front of his family and teammates at the Sharks League Club.Ive got a beautiful wife and four children sitting there, Ennis said on Tuesday.And to have to say, No, I cant take you to the park, dads got to stay home and ice his leg, or, Dad cant go there today - Ive got training tomorrow, it got to a certain point where I need to make a decision around that and its time to be a dad.Ennis admitted he had first considered giving up the game in May but only settled on the resolution with his wife Simone over the past month.It was a bit of a novelty because Ive got the four children and to know that that security was there financially was something that made me sleep easy, he said.But when I got home with my wife Simone and the thought of actually playing next year and bring that to a realisation, I realised I couldnt do that.Simone knows my character and knows my traits and knows when Im saying things when I just need a kick up the butt and told to keep going.But this was the right time and she knew that. I think with how comfortable I am about the decision certainly makes it feel like its the right decision for our family as well.Ennis has played 264 games across stints at Newcastle, Brisbane, St George Illawarra, Canterbury and the Sharks, and has appeared in eight Origin games for the Blues. Nick Mullens Super Bowl Jersey .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Mitch Wishnowsky Super Bowl Jersey . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. . JOHNS, N. Deebo Samuel Super Bowl Jersey . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Jimmie Ward Super Bowl Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Sam Thaidays Four Nations campaign is almost certainly over after the veteran Kangaroos and Queensland forward suffering a suspected fractured eye socket.Thaiday was taken to hospital midway through the second half after being caught by the head of Englands James Graham in Australias 38-16 win at the London Stadium early on Monday (AEDT).It is the second time Grahams head has caused a serious injury to an opponent with England teammate Sam Burgess suffering the same injury during the 2014 NRL grand finalCoach Mal Meninga confirmed the news in his post-match press conference but absolved Canterbury skipper Graham of any blame.Unfortunately it will probably put him out of the game next week, Meninga said of Thaiday.I think it was accidental.Cooper Cronk, who was named man of the match, said Thaiday knew immediately that he had a serious problem and said the injury had taken some of the shine off a commprehensive win.ddddddddddddHe knew about it as soon as it happened and our fingers, toes and every hair follicle is crossed for him that its a positive scan result, Cronk said.There is no doubt that he will be part of our team in the final whether hes playing or not.Cronk also believes the squad - who have already lost Josh Mansour to a serious knee injury - is filled with enough quality to cope and claimed its the strongest hes been involved with since debuting in 2009.With no disrespect to the other squads weve had previously but we go deep into the 24-man roster, he said.Mal has stated he picked his best team tonight, and there will probably be changes through injury but as a senior player I am super confident you can bring in anyone in this squad they can do a job. ' ' '

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