World Cup withdrawal

World Cup withdrawal for Foran

The five-eighth, who has just completed a disappointing and injury ravaged season will call Kiwis coach David KIdwell this week and tell him he's not going to play in the tournament, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Foran wants to get himself right for the Bulldogs next season and is prepared to put this ahead of representing New Zealand in the tournament the country will co-host in just over a month's time.

"I tore my quad during the season," Foran told The Sunday Telegraph.

"My back's been pretty stuffed too. I'm busted.