It’s very big weekend for rugby league fans with the grand final between South’s and Canterbury Bankstown.

And there’s still some speculation whether Michael Ennis the Dog’s captain is foxing about broken bones in his foot.

Alexander Heinke reports.

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The mind games have started ahead of Sunday night’s final as both teams head into lockdown.

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler hasn’t made a call on Ennis’ foot that was broken last weekend, with everyone still wondering who will fill his position.

Some fans have speculated that Ennis will make a remarkable recovery despite still being on crutches and the team is trying to outfox their opponents.

Something both Hasler and his Rabbitohs counterpart Michael Maguire agree on is the level of impact the referees should have on the game.

Michael Maguire, Souths Coach: “For us as long as the refs are ‘reffing’ what they see then I’ll obviously be happy with it, if there’s no penalties to be blown don’t blow it.”

Des Hasler, Bulldogs Coach: “I’m sure they want a really open game of footy and they don’t want to be talked about after the game.”

Regardless of what happens with Ennis the battle between the number 9s will be a talking point.

Souths have been forced to call in 21-year-old rookie Apisai Koroisau for the suspended Isaac Luke.

He did however fulfil that role earlier in the season with distinction.

Alexander Heinke, QUT News.