29 Mar 2017

Foran "smiling again"

3:22 pm on 29 March 2017

Warriors playmaker Keiran Foran is putting his troubled past behind him and focusing on his debut for the NRL club.

Kieran Foran.

Kieran Foran. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Foran's had a well publicized past 10 months involving his walkout on the Parramatta Eels, shoulder reconstruction and numerous personal issues.

A twinge in his hamstring kept him from making his first appearance in the Warriors jersey last week against St George - but he's still a possibility for Sunday's game against the Gold Coast Titans.

His return couldn't come soon enough for the Warriors who've lost three of their opening four games.

Speaking to media today for the first time since he left the Parramatta Eels almost a year ago, Keiran Foran said he's enjoying his time with the Warriors.

"I'm not looking back, i'm not focused on what has happened in the last 10 months for me its all about looking and moving forward.

"I've got a great support network around me here in New Zealand, i've got lots of help and done work on myself, there are still areas i need to work on but i'm really happy where i am and i'm just looking forward to playing footy again,"Foran said.

The 26 year-old said being away from his two young children, who live in Sydney with his former partner has been difficult but he had to make a change in his life.

Foran said being back in New Zealand is refreshing.

"Mentally i've really noticed a change in myself i'm starting to turn a corner and get a smile back on my face, physically i just want to get my body right and put my best foot forward for the club."

When asked where he sees himself next season Foran said he has not thought about it.

"First of all i want to get on the field for The Warriors and do my best , being with the club has given me an opportunity to get my life back on track, once i've done that and i'm playing good footy again I can consider where i will be based next year whether that's here or back in Sydney."

Foran has been named in the Warriors side to take on the Gold Coast Titans this weekend , but said if his hamstring is still causing problems he will sit out the match.

He's on a one year contract with The Warriors but hasn't ruled out re-signing with the club longer-term though a number of Sydney clubs are understood to be chasing him.