SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - MAY 27: Kieran Foran of the Bulldogs watches on during the round 12 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on May 27, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Bulldogs halfback Kieran Foran may have played his last game of NRL, with the club looking to secretly retire him on medical grounds.

After dealing with persistent toe, neck and shoulder injuries, the 27-year old is failing to live up to his $1 million per-season deal, failing replicate the stellar form he showed in his days with Manly and New Zealand.

Assuming the NRL agrees to Foran being retired by Canterbury, he will still be paid out, however, the $1 million he is owed next season will not fall under their salary, giving the club significant cap space.

The Bulldogs are tied up in salary cap after taking on too many back-ended contracts. As a result, the Morris twins will move to England, Moses Mbye has signed with the Tigers, while Aaron Woods is every chance to be moved on in the coming days.

Foran has played 186 NRL games since debuting in 2009.


  1. Just normal injuries consistent with playing top grade football.
    A medical retirement would be convenient though.

  2. Look what you did to him Para he was one of the best players and now he’s nothing good one BA

    • Using that sort of “logic”, look what Manly did to DCE. Choc did say “he became a f***wit”, and that was clearly after he joined Manly. Actually, now I think about it, that would prove there was a time when he (DCE) did try and fit in.

  3. Even though he would be retired and salary cap exempt, does it mean he still get paid out his contract?

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