SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Kieran Foran of the Bulldogs makes a break during the round 15 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Cronulla Sharks at ANZ Stadium on June 30, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Canterbury veteran Kieran Foran has signed a one-year deal with Manly, with the new contract offering the option for a second season, per The Sydney Morning Herald's Sarah Keoghan.

The 30-year-old rejected a one-year deal with the Bulldogs that would have seen him face a pay-cut close to 75% less than his $1.2 million-per-season contract that ended this year.

Both Newcastle and Manly were heavily invested in Foran's services, with the veteran's manager Sam Ayoub stating his delight with the move.

"I am very pleased for Kieran, as he has ended up ahead in many ways," he said.

Foran will join former partner-in-crime Daly Cherry-Evans at the Sea Eagles, while youngster Josh Schuster could walk if the five-eighth is to take Manly's No. 6 jersey.

Reports have suggested Foran could take on a new role at the Northern Beaches that would keep Schuster with the Sea Eagles, while hooker Danny Levi has been told he would not be a part off the club's future.

Foran played 147 games with the Sea Eagles between 2009 and 2015.



  1. What’s the go with Josh Schuster? He should be grateful that Kieran Foran will be there, probably in the role as a mentor to help him learn the finer points of the game. It’s not as if Foran is going to be around for another 5 years.


    The doga offerd Foran a 1 year deal which Foran rejected because he wanted a 2 year deal

    Now he accepts a 1 year deal with Manly.. So whats the real reason why you didn’;t sign Kieran after you only fulfilled a quarter of your contract for that 1m a year for 3 years? Thought you wanted to pay abck the club for the support they gave you?

    Either ay youll be injured again next year long term and if Des wants to play at hooker with your body the way it is you wont last 3 rounds.

    Either way good luck on your next move 🙂

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