Foran joins Bulldogs on three-year deal


The Canterbury Bulldogs confirmed the signing of star New Zealand five-eighth Kieran Foran on a three-year deal.

Foran announced on Tuesday he would leave the New Zealand Warriors at season's end to return to Sydney, leading to reports he would end up at the Bulldogs.

Canterbury confirmed the move, signing the 26-year-old playmaker until the end of the 2020 season in a switch which will see Foran reunite with former Manly Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler.

"I know that family was a determining priority in Kieran's decision," Hasler said.

"He could have chosen to go to a handful of Sydney clubs, so we are pleased that he has chosen to continue his career at the Bulldogs."

New Zealand international Foran and Hasler won the 2011 premiership together at the Sea Eagles.

Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle was thrilled with the deal, saying: "We are delighted to have secured the services of Kieran for the next three seasons.

"He is a highly experienced and talented playmaker who will be a great asset to our team.

"We look forward to Kieran joining up with us leading into next year's campaign."

Foran's signing sees the Bulldogs secure a replacement for Josh Reynolds, who will join the Wests Tigers beginning in 2018.