Michael Ennis is expected to scotch talk of a potential move to Newcastle by publicly confirming his commitment to Canterbury today.
Ennis, who hails from Newcastle, was linked with a return to the Knights next season, where he would have been reunited with his former coach at Brisbane, Wayne Bennett.
However, Bulldogs officials have privately denied Ennis will leave and the NSW hooker – who signed a three-year extension last month which ties him to the Bulldogs until the end of 2014 – is expected to reaffirm his commitment to the club.
With Ennis off limits, Newcastle officials are expected to finalise a deal with their current hooker Isaac de Gois. The Australian understands the Knights were down the track with de Gois, but the deal was unable to be finalised because of the Tinkler takeover.
The club is also expected to finalise deals with Cronulla prop Kade Snowden and St George Illawarra fullback Darius Boyd in coming weeks.