‘They want to go in that direction’: Kieran Foran responds to Bulldogs’ curious Blake Green signing

Out of favour Bulldogs star Kieran Foran has broken his silence after the club signed 33-year-old Knights five-eighth Blake Green fresh off an ACL injury.

30-year-old Foran has had his own injury troubles during his time at Belmore, but would still appear a better prospect that Green, who will be 34 by the time he plays his next NRL game.

Foran’s contract negotiations with Canterbury stalled after they lowballed him due to his injury history, with the former New Zealand half now looking for an opportunity elsewhere in 2021.

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“I’m not going to kick stones, they want to go in that direction with Blake Green, and I’ve been around long enough to understand clubs make decisions they want to make – they feel this is the right decision,” Foran told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“For me I want to enjoy my next five weeks at the club. It’s been tough with injuries but I’ve learned a lot along the way and I’m grateful for the experience.

“I want to win some games and finish on a high note with the Dogs, and then another opportunity opens up.”

Foran has played 211 games in the NRL for the Sea Eagles, Eels, Warriors and Bulldogs since his debut in 2009.

However injuries have meant that he hasn’t played over 20 games in a season since 2014.

The 2011 premiership winner has only managed 38 games for the Bulldogs in three seasons since joining the club from the Warriors in 2018.

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However the 22-Test veteran believes he still has plenty of gas left in the tank as he searches for a new landing spot at an NRL rival.

“I’ve only just turned 30 this year, I’ve worked hard to come back from what I’ve come back from, so I’d like to think I’ve still got a few good years left in me,” Foran said.

The Bulldogs signed Blake Green fresh of an ACL injury.Source:Getty Images

“It would have been ideal to do that at Canterbury. My intentions were to always finish off my career at Canterbury, and I’ve built some great relationships at the club.

“It’s not to be, and now I’ve got to hope there’s an opportunity elsewhere.”

Ironically Foran could end up switching with Green and heading to Newcastle where he could forge a strong halves partnership with good friend Mitchell Pearce.

Foran’s Bulldogs take on Canberra on Sunday night in a bid to get off the bottom of the ladder, if the Broncos lose to the Roosters.

Originally published as‘They want to go in that direction’: Foran breaks silence after Bulldogs’ Green signing

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