Kieran Foran was ruled out in the warm-up.

Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney is optimistic Kieran Foran will be able to make his belated club debut this week after naming him at five-eighth for the Round 5 Telstra Premiership clash with the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

A hamstring twinge in the team's warm-up forced the 26-year-old Kiwi international out of last Sunday's clash against St George Illawarra in Sydney.

However, Kearney said that Foran is now in line to appear for his new club for the first time in front of his home crowd. If he is cleared, he will become Warrior #217.

"Kieran felt a twinge in his hamstring in the warm-up and it wasn't worth the risk to play him," Kearney said.

"He had good power in the leg at the time and has responded well since. He's making good progress.

"We're certainly hopeful he will be able to play and will give him every opportunity to prove his fitness."

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WARRIORS

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C)
2 Blake Ayshford
3 David Fusitu'a
4 Solomone Kata
5 Ken Maumalo
6 Kieran Foran
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Charlie Gubb
9 Issac Luke
10 Jacob Lillyman
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering
Interchange:
14 Nathaniel Roache
15 James Gavet
16 Sam Lisone
17 Ligi Sao
Reserves:
18 Albert Vete
20 Bunty Afoa
21 Mason Lino
22 Mafoa'aeata Hingano