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Priceless Foran stars for Manly - (News Ltd article)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Jado, May 6, 2013.

  1. Jado

    Jado Member

    +23 / 0
    Well News Ltd have surprised me, giving Foran the credit he deserves...


    GIVEN Benji Marshall is about to sign a $4 million contract, how much would you pay Kieran Foran?

    C'mon, have a crack.

    Play the balding CEO and, with those Marshall numbers as a guide, throw up your own figure for a 22-year-old who last night took the fight to more Dragons than even St George himself.

    Or if figures aren't your forte, have a crack at being New Zealand coach Steve Kearney; coming fresh off the psychiatrist's couch following that Parramatta stint to choose between Foran and Marshall for his World Cup No.6.So who do you pick?

    For while writing off Benjamin Marshall is fraught with more danger than running upstairs backwards, there is no doubting the Sea Eagles five-eighth is a very real threat to his Nu Zeeelund supremacy.

    And it's because, on the type of night when Manly coach Geoff Toovey felt the need to remind you "rugby league is the toughest sport in the world", it was Foran who put an exclamation to said statement.

    Sure, this gritty playmaker has never released a biography, headed The Footy Show or plugged Power Balance wristbands. No newspaper columns either. But to watch this playmaker is, to steal a line from Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua, "f ... ing awesome".

    Like when, more than once against the Dragons, Foran took the ball at first receiver and with nothing but 91 kilos for company, charged headlong into men carrying at least 20 extra kegs.

    And when St George Illawarra centre Chase Stanley crashed over after 14 minutes, it was the same bloke who somehow got himself underneath to prevent a certain try.

    "Geez, we defended strongly," Toovey continued afterwards.

    "We brought it on our ourselves a bit, but this one was a gutsy win."

    Of course, Foran's story was lost the moment NSW Origin winger Brett Morris limped off with injury. Relegated further when not only did Brett Stewart fail to return after the break, but someone spotted Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney, off contract and up for grabs, watching from the grandstand.

    But just as it was his foresight that put Taufua over when the scores were locked at 18-18, so too it was the grit of this No.6 that proved a key difference between the sides.

    A tenacity that will be more and more in the spotlight as the Cup rolls around.

    And so we come full circle to our original question. If Benji Marshall is worth $4 million, how much to make Kieran Foran yours?
  2. effnic

    effnic Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +215 / 6
    Next Manly co captain with Watmough. When Lyon retires imo.
  3. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

    +334 / 2
    Agreed. Matty B wouldn't go astray either.
  4. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Gold Coast
    +2,288 / 41
    Bugger me Nick Walshaw take a bow..some good one-liners, accuracy, and a very good question.
    They'll be no co-captain when Foz gets the gig...he'll be running the show solo.:)
  5. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +507 / 20
    Hoping he comes as good as Bozo. He's a tough lad. We really need his presence at present.
  6. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

    +92 / 0
    I think he should be our current captain. I think he would do a better job than Killer and King but is for a different thread.
  7. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +834 / 24
    Hilarious the Tigers are paying Marshall 4 mill. Foran is so much better than him. Marshall was one of the reasons i used to not watch the footy show when i lived in Australia - trys so hard to be funny and an ego that shines through as much as he tried to hide it. So so glad we have Foran. Seems to be a quality young man as well as a gun five eighth
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,459 / 127
    Foran is going great and works as a pair with DCE who did almost all the kicking last night keeping us in the second half with some beauties.
  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +8,868 / 99
    Love this line:

    But to watch this playmaker is, to steal a line from Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua, "f ... ing awesome".
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,239 / 7
    Dont be fooled. News are trying to push up Forans next contract price. Bastards !

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