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Sport Canterbury Bulldogs hoping to retire Kieran Foran on medical grounds - report

07:30  14 june  2018
07:30  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says he doubts Aaron Woods will sign with the club Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has questioned whether the club's potential deal with Bulldogs prop Aaron Woods will go ahead.Flanagan says the Sharks have tabled an offer to the Bulldogs and Woods, who is only six months into a four-year deal at Belmore.

Kieran Foran will link up again with former coach Des Hasler at Canterbury next season after the Bulldogs confirmed the signing of the New Zealand international.

Kieran Foran didn't just have a chance catch-up with Canterbury during the week. Bulldogs insiders said he fronted the entire board at the request of the club's chairman Ray Dib.

Injured Bulldogs player Kieran Foran.© Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Injured Bulldogs player Kieran Foran.

He's played just 12 games in blue and white, but Kieran Foran's life at Canterbury, and in the NRL, may already be over with the club hoping to retire him on medical grounds.

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Battling hamstring injuries in the past, the star recruit is currently sidelined with a toe injury while also carrying a shoulder-neck issue, with Wide World of Sports' The Mole reporting his injury woes have pushed the club to look at their options.

Parramatta encountered the same issue with Foran's former teammate Anthony Watmough in 2016 as the NRL cleared his knee injury as career-ending, allowing them to remove his mammoth contract out of their salary cap.

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If Kieran Foran is basing his next footballing decision on family, the best fit for him is the Bulldogs . Not because they are the "family club", but because it is the club his ex-partner Rebecca Pope wants him to join.

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If Foran is allowed to retire, Canterbury will be granted the same luxuries, keeping his lucrative contract out of next year's salary cap to give them some much-need cash to play with.

A major risk when signing him, Foran planned on reuniting with former coach Des Hasler on a multi-million dollar deal to reinvigorate the competition's worst attacking side in 2017.

A year on not much has changed as the club has scored the second least points of any side this season.

Foran has failed to live up to the hype that saw him evolve into one of the world's best players at Manly, delivering few highlights in a slow start to the year at Belmore.

The club has already been forced to let Moses Mbye take up a deal at the Tigers, while high-earning prop Aaron Woods is on the verge of linking up with Cronulla to alleviate more salary cap pressure.

Graham feels for ex-teammates at Bulldogs .
James Graham remains close with his former Canterbury teammates and has offered his support to the embattled group.The Bulldogs now sit equal with last-placed Parramatta on wins but only ahead of the Eels due to bye points, following their sixth loss in seven matches to Graham's St George Illawarra side on Monday.

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