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Kieran Foran puts aside Warriors speculation

Kieran Foran was uninterested in talking about anything but the Four Nations as the Kiwis prepare to tackle England in Dunedin on Saturday.

The 24-year-old's playing future was stirred up after a random tweet from Warriors co-owner Eric Watson welcoming the Manly five-eighth to the club.

However Foran, who is off-contract with Manly at the end of next year, wasn't going to get caught up in distractions.

"I'm not looking into my future at the mean time just focus on the Four Nations," he said.

Foran well aware that he and halves partner Shaun Johnson can't afford to have an off day against England if they want to guarantee a grand final appearance in Wellington the following weekend.

"A lot of the end of set kicks fall on me and Shaun's shoulders, so we'll look to improve that and hopefully mount some pressure on the English side".

What will be of help should be the lack of wind due to playing under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium while another advantage is the unchanged starting 13.

"Yeah it's something that's been really good, we haven't been hit with too many injuries, as what happened in previous tournaments that's good," he said.

"It always adds that flow when you can keep the same team on the paddock".

The Kiwis are nursing bruised and battered bodies after last week's Test with Samoa but Foran acknowledges it will be another physical encounter with the English especially with the big Burgess brothers involved.

"They're big boys, they're used to playing together, they've really established themselves in the NRL and they're hard to handle."

"They've got a big forward pack they're no different to what you're use to week in week out, just got to make sure you get your body in front and turn up."

The Kiwis are tweaking their preparations ahead of their massive battle with England Source: 1 Sport


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