Foran signs two-year Titans deal to give Holbrook ‘world-class’ playmaker for young spine

Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook says Kieran Foran’s arrival subsequent season from Manly might be invaluable for “not just the halves, but the whole team”.

The 31-year-old’s two-year deal was made official on Sunday, with the off-contract premiership winner set to hitch the Titans from 2023 on a deal reportedly value near $800,000.

It comes with the membership on a five-game shedding streak and sitting equal final with a 2-7 document after permitting captain and established halfback Jamal Fogarty an early exit from his contract to hitch Canberra this season.

Younger playmaking duo AJ Brimson and Toby Sexton have struggled to kind a partnership, not helped by damage to fellow younger gun fullback Jayden Campbell.

Holbrook hopes Foran, who turns 32 later this 12 months, will return some stability to a aspect that completed eighth final 12 months and had anticipated to climb greater in 2022.

“Kieran brings a wealth of experience to our squad and this will be invaluable for not just the halves, but the whole team,” Holbrook mentioned of the 246-gamer.

“He’s a world-class participant who has performed in large matches and he’ll assist deliver alongside the younger halves in our squad, in addition to present fast influence on the sector from subsequent 12 months.

Kieran Foran New Zealand Kiwis Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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“We know we have some great Gold Coast juniors coming through and Kieran will support that transition over the coming seasons.”

Retired champion halfback Cooper Cronk mentioned the swoop was a no brainer for the Gold Coast.

“I understand both sides, if I’m the Titans and he’s an experienced half I’m going after him,” Cronk informed Fox Sports activities.

“They completely want somebody like Kieran Foran … Kieran bleeds Manly, he’s the Northern Seashores, he’s gained a contest. 

“He’s been a very good player going back there (after stints with Canterbury, the Warriors and Parramatta), he’s found that form that’s made him one of the stars.”

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