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Warriors rule out move for Manly's Foran

By Ian McCullough 15/09/2009 07:31:32 PM Comments (0)

Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah has distanced himself from speculation the NRL club will make a move for Manly's young Kiwi playmaker Kieran Foran.

Auckland-born Foran made an impressive start to his career this season with some fine performances for the Sea Eagles but Scurrah said he had not been earmarked as a replacement for retiring halfback Stacey Jones.

The Warriors have already signed Melbourne's James Maloney and sacked Cronulla halfback Brett Seymour for 2010 and Scurrah said the club will be looking to strengthen in other areas.

"There has been no contact with Kieran at all," Scurrah told AAP.

"I think he is still under contract at Manly and we have signed two halves already in Maloney and Seymour so certainly we are not looking at that particular part of the team.

"He is a Kiwi boy and he is a certainly a fine player and if he became available we would certainly be interested, but we are not pursing him.

"We haven't completed all of our signings just yet but we are happy with what we have brought in and the juniors who are coming through."

The Warriors, who were fancied by many to make the top eight this season, endured a difficult campaign which resulted in a disappointing 14th-place finish.

Scurrah said the club was glad to see the back of 2009 and are still coming to terms with the death of 20-year-old lock Sonny Fai whose body has never been found after he drowned off Auckland's Bethells Beach in January.

"Not only did we lose a fine player but it affected the morale of everyone at the club even up to the last game of the season and that can't be underestimated," he said.

"The coroner's report came out a month ago and that has allowed the family to move on.

"Sonny will not ever be forgotten here and January 4 will come around again and it will be tough, but we are getting there slowly."

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