Vodafone Warriors managing director Jim Doyle and playmaker Kieran Foran both welcomed the NRL giving final clearance today for Foran to begin his career with the club.
The NRL registered Foran’s contract with the Vodafone Warriors last month subject to a further assessment.
The NRL gave final approval after meeting with Doyle and Foran in Sydney on Thursday.
A spokesman said a final psychological assessment had been received which cleared the way for Foran to resume his career.
“It has been an extremely thorough process we have worked through with the NRL,” said Doyle.
“Now Kieran can put this behind him and focus on returning to the playing field soon.”
Foran said he was now able to focus on doing all he could to help the Vodafone Warriors on the field.
“I’m excited knowing I now have the opportunity to play again after what has been a long process,” he said.
“I have cooperated fully with the NRL and now I want to be the best I can be for the club as soon as possible.”
Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney also welcomed the NRL’s decision.
“It’s great for Kieran because he now has clarity about his future,” he said.
Foran was told last month that he wouldn’t be able to resume his playing career until the Vodafone Warriors’ third-round clash against Canterbury-Bankstown in Dunedin next Friday night.
Doyle said Foran’s recovery from shoulder surgery last year may delay his playing return slightly.