Kieran Foran signs with the Warriors

Pics 22/09/2016

The Warriors have landed their man, with the club announcing on Thursday night Kieran Foran has inked a one-year deal. 


The Warriors edged out numerous rival NRL clubs to secure the 26-year-old's signature and have linked playmaker Shaun Johnson with his Kiwis halves partner.


Foran says the move from the Parramatta Eels to the Auckland-based club was the right move, after the halfback was plagued by injury and personal issues.


The 26-year-old will also team up with former Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney at the club, who described Foran as a "high-quality footballer and competitor".


Warriors managing director Jim Doyle says he has been in contact with with Foran throughout his various struggles over the last season.


"We have worked through the option of coming to Auckland carefully with him," he said.


"There has been much to consider in creating an environment for Kieran to not only return to football but also put all the support around him that he needs.


"The next step is to work alongside the NRL to cover off all requirements to have the contract registered."


Foran says after looking at all his options, moving to Auckland "emerged as the best decision".


"Recently the desire to play again has completely returned and I'm very keen to make a big contribution next year," he said.


"Being in a new environment was important but I'm also incredibly excited by the potential of the club and the quality roster it has.


"I can't wait to be part of the team and I want to play a major role in 2017 in taking the club to the next level."


The Warriors will now have a number of key players from the Kiwis' Test side next year - with the likes of Johnson, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Issac Luke already on their roster.