Reality hitting coy Foran
Having officially signed with the Parramatta Eels for next season, reality is beginning to hit Kieran Foran that he's on his way out of Sea Eagles HQ.
Reaffirming his commitment to the Eels for the 2016 season and beyond, after it was thrown into doubt due to a clause in his initial contract, Manly's five-eighth remained coy in revealing what happened behind the scenes.
"I've made my decision and I'm just focused on the week ahead with Manly," Foran said.
"It was a good relief to get that all over with now but it just means I can just fully focus on the last 10 games here at Manly."
Foran feels a tinge of sadness to be leaving the club which handed him his debut back in 2009.
Though time is running out, Foran added he hopes to leave the Sea Eagles on a high with finals footballs still a possibility.
Failure to make the finals will spell the first time the 24-year-old hasn't played past Round 26.
"I think with the club in general, I'm starting to think about [leaving] a little bit more. It'll be sad to leave, but it is what it is," Foran said.
"I'm just focused on week to week here at the moment and as a side, we're just trying to get as many wins as we can out of these last 10 games. I just want to be able to put my best foot forward for the club week-in, week-out.
"In the back of our minds, we know where we're sitting on the ladder and we know we probably can't afford to drop too many games so we'll being doing our best to win as many as we can coming home to hopefully give ourselves every chance of making the finals."
Failing to train on Wednesday, the 24-year-old confirmed he was a certain starter to play the Gold Coast on Monday after picking up an ankle injury in Manly's last round win against Cronulla.
"It's pulled up okay. The scans were cleared of any major damage there – just a bit of bruising. Hopefully I'll start running later on in the week," Foran said. "I'm just waiting for the swelling and bruising to go down."