Foran fit for debut

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Canterbury Bulldogs supporters will get their first look of Kieran Foran when the halfback makes his club debut in Saturday’s clash with the Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium.

Having struggled with injury in 2017, the Kiwi International was under an injury cloud for the game before being cleared this week.

“He’s looking forward to getting out there on Saturday and playing with his new teammates,” Bulldogs coach Dean Pay said.

Having joined the club from the New Zealand Warriors, Foran will hope to see more game time in 2018 after a difficult campaign last year.

“It was a challenging little period for him so we probably didn’t see the best of him (last season),” Warriors Coach Stephen Kearney said.

“He’s worked on his body really hard and I think everyone wants to see him back to how we know he can play.”

Foran will line up in the halves alongside Matthew Frawley, and the former Manly playmaker has wasted no time in making an impression on his new teammate.

“(Kieran’s) been really good for our young playmakers, Moses Mbye and Matt Frawley have learnt a lot from him and they’ve got a lot of confidence from it,” Bulldogs skipper Josh Jackson told media.

After finishing 11th on the ladder last year, Canterbury fans will hope Foran can guide the side to a first Premiership since 2012.