New recruit Kieran Foran shows off his VERY striking tattoo with a cryptic message as the Gold Coast Titans hit the beach during preseason training
- NRL star Kieran Foran was sporting an impressive tattoo at North Burleigh Beach
- Kiwi international, 32, has joined struggling Gold Coast Titans on a two-year deal
- Foran’s ink features a lion and two cubs, could be a reference to his two children
Key Titans recruit Kieran Foran was impossible to miss as he showcased his striking tattoo at a Gold Coast beach on Thursday.
The Kiwi international, 32, joined his teammates in the surf at North Burleigh as part of a recovery session, and Foran was all smiles alongside the likes of young guns Tanah Boyd and Jayden Campbell.
Foran’s snazzy ink across his chest and torso – featuring a lion and two cubs – could be a reference to his children, Emmerson and Jordan.
The accompanying text reads: ‘You’re hoping I fall down. I’m praying you get on your feet. We are not the same.’
Key Titans recruit Kieran Foran was impossible to miss as he showcased his striking tattoo at a Gold Coast beach on Thursday
Foran’s snazzy ink across his chest and torso features a lion and two cubs (pictured)
Foran has signed a two-year deal with the Titans and is tipped to mentor the likes of AJ Brimson and Tanah Boyd (pictured left) as the club look to move back towards the NRL top eight
Foran has signed a two-year deal on the Glitter Strip and is tipped to mentor the likes of AJ Brimson, Toby Sexton and Boyd as the club look to move back towards the NRL top eight.
Last season saw plenty of pressure on head coach Justin Holbrook, with his team winning just six matches to finish 13th.
A slow start to the 2023 campaign could see Holbrook shown the door.
The man affectionately known as ‘Foz’ has loved taking on a leadership role at what will be his fifth NRL club – and he is confident the Titans can defy the critics to be a finals contender.
‘That’s why I feel I’ve been brought here. At the end of the day, I’ve been playing NRL for 14 seasons now and I’ve got a fair bit of experience,’ Foran told titans.com.au.
The Kiwi international – at his fifth NRL club – is relishing the leadership role handed to him by coach Justin Holbrook
Foran made his NRL debut with the Sea Eagles in 2009 and quickly became a fan favourite
Foran met Karina May on the NSW central coast and married the mother of six (pictured) in 2018 in scenic Avoca
‘I think you get to a stage in your career where you understand what it is all about.
‘In saying that, I’m continuously learning and trying to improve myself and get better each and every season.
‘If I can pass on those teachings to these young guys that are just starting their NRL careers, along with a number of guys who are in their fourth or fifth seasons, hopefully we can combine that to really nail down our roles and have a successful year.’
The Titans begin their 2023 NRL season on the road versus the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on March 5.