NRL news 2022: Des Hasler shuts down questions about Kieran Foran, Manly vs Tigers score

Manly coach Des Hasler has once again shut down questions about the reported departure of veteran five-eighth Kieran Foran.

Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has once again shut down questions about the reported departure of veteran five-eighth Kieran Foran following Manly’s 14-point victory over the Wests Tigers.

According to a News Corp report, the Gold Coast Titans are about to announce it has secured Foran’s signature on a two-year deal worth $800,000.

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Hasler became cranky when asked about Foran’s contract situation earlier this week, and the 61-year-old once again dodged questions after Saturday’s win at Brookvale Oval.

“Oh really? Okay,” Hasler responded.

“I haven’t heard any reports about it, no.

“I thought he was great last week, he was really solid and he is a real pro about the way he plays the game, he will continue to do that he is a real competitor, just a great player.

“We don’t discuss retention in this forum, okay.”

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans was also asked about his thoughts on Foran’s departure, but Hasler intervened: “Neither does Chez, he doesn’t discuss it either.”

Cherry-Evans continued: “Yeah, if something like that pops up we will definitely talk about it. You guys know I am the first to sing Foz’s praises but right now we had a pretty good performance in there, so it’d be silly to take the gloss off that, hey.”

Mother’s Day came early for Melissa Trbojevic as she proudly watched her three sons tear it up as the Sea Eagles returned to winning ways with a 36-22 victory over the Tigers, who will be rueing a couple of costly calls.

In the first sellout at 4 Pines Park since the infamous Battle of Brookvale back in 2011, the Sea Eagles were forced to survive a short-lived second-half comeback as the Trbojevic trio all had their moments on a super sunny afternoon in Sydney.

This was the first time the brothers had played together at the ground they spent most of their childhood watching their heroes play, but it was their turn to play the role of entertainers in front of a whopping crowd of 17,385.

In a rare start for his beloved Sea Eagles, Ben Trbojevic was the star of the show in the back row and got the party started when he crashed over for the opening try and then added another highlight when he set up a try on the stroke of halftime.

“It’s a game that Benny will remember for a long, long time,” Hasler said.

“It’s usually that the man of the match goes to the other bloke (his brother Tom) but Benny got the spoils today. He’ll get an enormous amount of confidence out of today. I’m very happy for him and I’m very proud.”

Tom was solid in his first game back from a knee injury, throwing the last pass for Reuben Garrick’s first try and finishing with a game-high 198 metres, but he was beaten on the outside by Luke Garner who scored a stunning solo try in the second half.

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