Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Rake Eager to Shed Tag

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Rake Eager to Shed Tag

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Michael Sullivan is keen to shed his tag as the forgotten man of the NRL when he starts only his second game this season for the Bulldogs against the Warriors on Sunday.

The form of first-choice hooker Michael Ennis and a succession of niggling injuries have limited Sullivan's first grade appearances, but with Ennis preparing for his Origin debut Sullivan gets his chance to shine in Auckland.

The 29-year-old former Cronulla rake returned to the NRL after a two-year spell in the English Super League with Warrington at the start of last season and has been forced to spend most of 2009 playing in the NSW Cup.

But Sullivan has no regrets about joining the Bulldogs and said the team's outstanding form this season has made it a great club to be at.

"I have had a couple of dramas with a hamstring which saw me miss a couple of games which has been frustrating, but on the other hand it is good to have the club going well," Sullivan said. …

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