Gold Coast new signing Kieran Foran emerged from a recovery session at North Burleigh Beach to speak to Titans fans.
“At 32, I think I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been,” Foran told AAP on Thursday after his first official day in training.
In a wide-ranging interview with AAP, the 2011 premiership-winning playmaker discusses his desire to win the NRL title with the Titans and why his football and life will always be shaped by former Manly coach Des Hustler. rice field.
When Folan left Canterbury at the end of 2020, he had missed 20 games in a year in six seasons due to a number of injuries.
He asked experts for their opinion on which parts of the body should be strengthened and how.
His mind was also clear when he arrived at Manly in 2021, working alongside former Manly rehab coach Cameron Ferguson, who is now head of Titans performance.
Foran played in all 24 NRL games last season after missing just two games in 2021.
“I worked on the physical side of the leg and then worked with people on the mental and psychological side, which was very beneficial,” he said.
“So when I got back to Manly, I was able to take another look and find a consistent program that I could continue. I worked with Cam Ferguson, who is now with the Titans.
“It was a stepping stone process, but in Canterbury I knew my body had reached its breaking point and I had my last chance.”
Foran admitted that had he had one more injury, his career might have been over.
“At the end of my contract with Canterbury, no club other than Decy and Manly tried to bet on me,” he said.
“My relationship with Des has been great. He has given me confidence. He knows what I am and what I can bring. Activated my career.
“Death’s philosophy and approach to rugby league will always be a part of me. It’s in my DNA. He shaped me into the footballer I am today.
“Now growing up again under[Titans coach]Justin Holbrook gives me a different perspective on top of my football knowledge and experience.”
Foran is not on the Gold Coast on vacation. he came to win
“You want to aim for the stars. I’ve done it my whole career and will be here,” he said.
“In the second half of my football career, I want to be a part of success.
“Throughout my career, I’ve learned that playing with expectations helps us achieve. We want to have a footy final here. We want to win the tournament.”