Kieran Foran is expected to sign with the Bulldogs after announcing he will leave the Warriors at the end of the season.
Kieran Foran is expected to sign with the Bulldogs after announcing he will leave the Warriors at the end of the season. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Warriors boss issues warning about Foran move

RUGBY LEAGUE: Warriors boss Jim Doyle is concerned that departing star Kieran Foran will be at risk when he returns to Sydney for the next NRL season.

Doyle hinted there was concern the 26-year-old is leaving Auckland prematurely to return to the city where off-field problems plagued his life before he signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Foran announced this week he will finish with the Warriors this season and he confirmed WEdnesday he would move to Canterbury next season.

Foran left Sydney following a tumultuous 10 months which included a broken relationship, a probe into his links with a gambling identity and a drugs overdose.

Doyle revealed the player's wider family were keen for him to stay in New Zealand but Foran has confirmed he will return to Sydney to spend more time with his two children.

Doyle said despite progress in Foran's personal rehabilitation this year, he feels uneasy about his return to the inevitable spotlight of Sydney.

"That's one of the main reasons his family were keen for him to stay here as well," Doyle said.

"Certainly, he got himself into a pretty dark hole just over a year ago.

"It is (a concern). That's something he'll no doubt continue to work with specific people over there. I'm sure the Bulldogs will put support around him."

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