Michael Ennis could be forced to sit on the sidelines when Cronulla take on North Queensland in the NRL semi-final after being put on report for a high tackle.
Ennis was a key figure in the Sharks’ 28-12 win over South Sydney on Sunday at Allianz Stadium that ended the Rabbitohs’ NRL title defence.
But a second-half high tackle on Souths back-rower Chris McQueen could jeopardise his trip to Townsville to play the Cowboys.
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Sharks coach Shane Flanagan said he was troubled by the incident.
“It got put on report so that is a worry for me,” Flanagan said.
“He was coming over the player’s shoulder and was just effecting a tackle, there was a few of those in the game.
“We have to be really careful, we play a pretty tough game.”
A first half incident involving Ennis and Adam Reynolds could also attract the interest of the NRL match review committee when they meet on Monday.