Posted: 22 October, 2016

Warriors Refuse To Let Young Gun Ditch His Contract

"It doesn't work like that".

Tags: New Zealand Warriors, Tui Lolohea, Kieran Foran

Warriors CEO Jim Doyle has hosed down talk that Lolohea will walk if Foran's deal is registered by the NRL, saying "it doesn't work like that".

Speaking on Newstalk ZBDoyle said as Lolohea is signed with the Warriors until the end of 2018, it is expected that he will see out this term.

"It doesn't work when you say, 'I've got a contract but I don't want to be here because somebody else is going to take my place so I'll go somewhere else'," Doyle said.

"You don't want one person in a position, and if a person who's competing in that position doesn't get it, they want to leave straight away - it doesn't work like that.

"A contract means two parties have to agree to something. We see him as being a big part of our future, so as far as we're concerned he'll be there 2017 and 2018."

Earlier on Triple M

It's unclear whether the NRL is any closer to registering on Kieran Foran's contract with the Warriors, but no one is more eager for the decision to be announced than Tui Lolohea.

Lolohea was promised a shot at making the five-eighth position his own, but news that Foran may be taking up a deal with the club has cast a significant set-back in the young utility's career trajectory.

One thing appears to be certain: according to the Daily Telegraph, if Foran's in, Lolohea's out.

“He doesn’t want to leave and until the Foran situation is sorted out there is nothing I can do,” manager Stan Martin said to the Daily Telegraph.

“It depends on Kieran, it really does. Tui wants to stay, he doesn’t want to go.

“But at the end of the day if pathways get closed he also knows that he has got a talent and he can go and ply his trade somewhere else.”

The options available for Lolohea may be quite limited, given two contenders, being the Eels and Knights, have both made alternate arrangements for the No.6.

That leaves the Dragons, who have reportedly expressed interest but are also pretty well stocked in the halves with Kurt Mann, Drew Hutcherson and Josh McCrone in line to partner Gareth Widdop.

Tags: New Zealand Warriors, Tui Lolohea, Kieran Foran

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