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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have today appointed Michael Ennis as their captain for National Rugby League season 2012.
Ennis takes over from Club great Andrew Ryan, who held the role for more than seven seasons, from Grand Final day 2004 until his retirement from playing in the final round of the 2011 season.
The captaincy announcement was made at the Bulldogs new Centre of Excellence at Belmore Sports Ground this morning, in conjunction with confirmation that the Wise Education Group had signed on as coach sponsor of the Club for NRL seasons 2012-14.
Ennis, the incumbent NSW State of Origin hooker, joined the Bulldogs ahead of the 2009 NRL season and has played 58 of his 144 career first grade games to date for the Club.
The 27 year old father of three says his appointment as captain of the Bulldogs is arguably his greatest career achievement to date.