No contract yet, but Foran wants to play on in 2025

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Kieran Foran was one of the Titans’ best in their shock 20-16 win over the Sharks in Coffs Harbour.
Kieran Foran was one of the Titans’ best in their shock 20-16 win over the Sharks in Coffs Harbour.

Kieran Foran has made it clear he still wants to play on in 2025, despite the clock ticking down on his current deal and no contract signed for next season.

Foran was the Titans’ best in Friday night’s 20-16 win over Cronulla, scoring once and setting up another as Gold Coast controlled possession in Coffs Harbour.

The 33-year-old has played 12 of 15 games this year after being reunited with coach Des Hasler, and wants to extend his career to a 17th season.

The Titans have previously indicated they want Foran to play on, with CEO Steve Mitchell indicating in May the playmaker’s signature was a priority for the club.

Asked again about his future after Friday night’s win, Foran said his preference was to play on.

“I’m thinking I will go around again if the club wants me to,” he said. 

“I am feeling healthy enough and enjoying my footy at the moment. I don’t see a point in putting an end point to it. 

“I am really loving getting out there and competing with the guys each week. As long as the club still wants me to roll around again, I certainly will.”

As good as his attack was on Friday, Foran was still able to stand up in defence against Cronulla’s pack.

The Kiwi international currently has his training workload managed by the Titans, but said his body was still feeling fresh come kick-off each week.

“It takes me about three or four days to get over games now,” Foran said. 

“But the club manages me well through the week and I feel really healthy and ready to go coming into games at the moment. 

“It’s just about backing that up and continuing to do it. 

“If I can keep on top of my body physically, there is no reason why I can’t keep playing.”

The Titans have several options in their halves for next season, with up to five choices, including Foran.

Wallabies flyhalf Carter Gordon joined the club this week, after previously inking a deal for 2025 and 2026.

He is likely to be most suited to the five-eighth in the NRL, with his chance expected to come next season.

Hasler is already juggling Jayden Campbell and AJ Brimson in his spine as options at five-eighth and fullback for this year and into next season.

Keano Kini has also starred in the No.1 jersey in recent weeks, with a potential squeeze coming next week against Parramatta with all three possibly available. 

Tanah Boyd has also spent time in and out of the team this season in the halves, and featured in Friday night’s win.

The victory over the Sharks kept the Titans in 15th spot on the ladder, but completes a promising few weeks for Gold Coast after their 66-6 flogging of the Warriors. 

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