UPDATE @2:40pm 9/5: Foran himself has confirmed he’ll depart the club at season’s end.
The Warriors had better let Ata Hingano know that he might be required next season.
According to Channel 9’s Danny Weidler, Warriors five-eighth Kieran Foran has notified teammates of his intention to leave the Auckland-based club at the end of the season.
This presumably sets the scene for Foran to join the Bulldogs (as has been expected for a while).
It’s been well known that Foran wishes to return to Sydney to be close to his family, but the Warriors fought hard to keep him.
This will now create a hole at five-eighth for New Zealand, who are reported to be about to release Tui Lolohea, while young five-eighth Ata Hingano is off contract at the end of this season and prepared to explore his options.
Foran is #3 on The Obstruction Rule’s Free Agent Top 100.