SEA EAGLES SET TO LOSE CHAMPION HALVES PAIRING
Written by STAFF WRITERS, February 26, 2015
THE Manly Sea Eagles will need to either develop or buy two new halves as the club are on the verge of losing premiership-winning duo Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans in the same week.
As reported by The Mole yesterday, Cherry-Evans, after being given assurances that his $3.9 million dollar Titans offer would be honoured by the NRL, looks increasingly likely to join the Gold Coast club on a three-year deal.
Now it has emerged that his halves partner Kieran Foran has decided to join former teammates Anthony Watmough, Will Hopoate and Darcy Lussick along with former assistant coach BradArthur at the Eels from 2016.
The 24-year-old has carefully gone about his negotiations in recent weeks and has seemingly struck up a deal worth in excess of $1 million per season completely out of the public eye and could be set to announce the deal by as early as Friday.
The news is a crippling blow to the Manly club who in addition to possibily losing their prized playmakers have also lost the services of fellow premiership stars Watmough and Glenn Stewart in the past year.
There’s no telling what impact the departure of Foran and Cherry-Evans will have on the Sea Eagles 2015 campaign and whether coach Geoff Toovey looks ahead to the future and gives back-up half Jack Littlejohn increased minutes.
The news of Foran’s impending deal will only add spice to the Sea Eagles round one clash with Eels at Pirtek Stadium next Friday night.
Let this be true……