Front-rower James Gavet is poised to re-sign with the Warriors on a two year deal that will keep him at the club through to the end of the 2019 NRL season.
It means Foran will join a fourth club in four seasons, after he left Manly in 2015 for Parramatta, only to depart the Eels amid personal issues.
The Bulldogs will play the Cowboys at 8.5m pm tomorrow night.
Meanwhile Foran said he would have rather had more time to make a decision, but admitted it had been on his mind since he made his NRL return in round five. “What I think is important is stability”, Hasler said today.
It will be the first time Foran plays with a Sydney NRL club since sensationally departing Parramatta after nine games past year for personal issues, including gambling and depression.
A three-year deal with Canterbury is all but confirmed, and Foran told reporters on Wednesday he’d be wearing blue and white in the 2018 NRL campaign.
Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle was thrilled with the deal, saying: “We are delighted to have secured the services of Kieran for the next three seasons”.
The New Zealand worldwide landed in Auckland on a one-year-deal thanks to his close relationship with Warriors CEO Jim Doyle.
“The priorities Kieran’s shown are typical of his character, the way he’s been able to come back and get things back on track is admirable of him”, Hasler said.
“Things weren’t great for me in Sydney (previously) – my life had taken a downward spiral, it was out of control – (so) being able to come back to New Zealand, my homeland, take myself out of that environment for this year, it’s changed my life forever”.
Hasler reiterated Foran’s comments on Tuesday over his two Sydney-based kids being the main factor in his decision to move back after a season in Auckland.
“Of course, we would have liked Kieran to stay longer and we looked at ways of making that possible”, he said.
“Before I do there’s plenty to do here. We can do something this year and I want to play my part in that”.