NRL: Kieran Foran considering legal action against former club

Kieran Foran (centre) of the Eels takes on former team, the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval. Photo / Getty
Kieran Foran (centre) of the Eels takes on former team, the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval. Photo / Getty

Parramatta captain Kieran Foran is reportedly considering taking legal action against his former club the Manly Sea Eagles.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Foran is allegedly owed around A$140,000 in what is believed to be third party payments.

However Manly CEO Joe Kelly has told the newspaper it's their belief there is no dispute and have asked Foran's camp to provide written evidence on numerous occasions.

Foran debuted for Manly in 2009, playing 147 matches for the club up until 2015.

The New Zealand international joined the Parramatta Eels in 2016 on a four-year deal, where he was named captain alongside veteran prop Tim Mannah. He made his first appearance for the side in the second round of the 2016 season.

The Eels are engulfed in payment dramas of their own with the NRL salary cap, facing the potential of a hefty points deduction as a result of of undeclared third party payments.

Foran made his first appearance at the Brookvale Oval in an Eels strip last round, defeating his former side 22-10.

It is not the only potential courtroom drama facing Manly at the moment, with former assistant coach Steve Georgallis suing the club after he was sacked last year.

Georgallis was part of Geoff Toovey's coaching staff and was under contract until the end of 2016. However, he was pushed out of the club when Trent Barrett took over.

His case is set to be heard in two weeks time.

- NZ Herald

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