Kieran Foran discusses future beyond current deal – Super League an option?

Half-back Kieran Foran has signed for Gold Coast Titans after a hugely successful career revival at Manly and he’s hinted at the potential of playing beyond his current two-year contract, and maybe even Super League.

Foran is 32 and coming off some of the best rugby of his career which saw him selected for New Zealand at the recent World Cup, and this form has been rewarded with Gold Coast offering him a lucrative two-year deal.

The Titans are rebuilding following a poor 2022 and coach Justin Holbrook, who led St Helens to Super League glory in 2019, has reverted from youth to experience in the shape of Foran who has passed 250 NRL games and could pass 300 in a Titans jersey if he remains healthy.

Questions surrounding his health are what many have questioned though, having suffered earlier in his career and only now since passing 30 being able to string together high level seasons.

Speaking with News Corp he explained what the future looks like after his Titans deal, ending in 2024, and also on his own expectations.

“When my Titans deal ends, I will be 34, but it comes down to form doesn’t it,” Foran stated.

“If I am playing good footy and the Titans are winning games, there is no reason there has to be an end point.

“But I understand it’s a results-driven business and that will determine whether I continue on with the Titans or whether this next deal will be it here in the NRL.”

Foran went further explaining he isn’t arriving to simply cash a pay cheque and that his injury problems are a thing of the past.

“I am going up there to play finals next season and one day win a competition with the Titans.

“I am confident I am not a risk for the Titans.

“I can understand the critics out there saying I’ve had my fair share of injuries and why would the Titans sign me, but I have shown in the past 18 months the hard work I have done has paid off for my body.”

With his assurances that he’s in top form, top health and intends to play beyond 2024, he could take the path that many NRL halves have done and retire to Super League just as Mitchell Pearce is doing now and James Maloney before him.

With young coach Holbrook having worked his way up from Super League to NRL, he may talk or persuade Foran into venturing towards Super League as he winds down – something Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster has already confirmed he wants to do at the end of his current deal.

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