Yesterday the Vodafone Warriors announced they had signed former Manly and Parramatta playmaker Kieran Foranon a one year contract for 2017!
Newshub reports Managing director Jim Doyle said Foran told him at the weekend that a move to Auckland was his preference as he continued to rebuild his life and resume his playing career.
"I've been in touch with Kieran regularly this year to offer support as he has dealt with the well-documented challenges he has been facing," he said.
"We have worked through the option of coming to Auckland carefully with him. There has been much to consider in creating an environment for Kieran to not only return to football but also to put all the support around him that he needs."
Foran's arrival will increase the Kiwis' representation at the Warriors and give them an all-Test spine that also includes fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who is coming back from injury, halfback Shaun Johnson and hooker Issac Luke.
They will also have former Kiwi coach Stephen Kearney as their new mentor.