30 Dec 2016

Foran in doubt for Warriors season opener

9:32 am on 30 December 2016

There's growing uncertainty over whether New Zealand rugby league player Kieran Foran will be cleared to play for the Warriors before the 2017 NRL season starts.

News Corp Australia is reporting Foran is unlikely to make his debut for the Warriors against the Newcastle Knights in Auckland on March 5.

Kieran Foran.

Kieran Foran. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It is understood that the NRL integrity unit holds reservations about Foran fulfilling the commitments he was asked to meet before being cleared to play.

The troubled 26-year-old must prove he is fit to return to rugby league after he left the game earlier this year following a host of personal issues that saw him released by Parramatta.

Foran is also continuing his rehabilitation from a serious shoulder injury which has prevented him from training fully with his new teammates.