Brett Kearney to leave Bradford Bulls at the end of the season

BRETT Kearney will leave the Bulls at the end of the season and return home to Australia

BRETT Kearney will leave the Bulls at the end of the season and return home to Australia

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BRETT Kearney today confirmed he will leave the Bulls at the end of the current campaign and head home to Australia.

Since arriving from Cronulla Sharks ahead of the 2010 campaign, the 30-year-old has proved a resounding success.

He had made 103 Super League appearances and scored 54 tries during his five-year stay.

Kearney’s wife is expecting the couple’s second baby and the popular Aussie, who has yet to find a club back home, said: “My decision to leave was a family one and they come first.

“We have had a difficult few years but the support from the terraces has never wavered.

“For that, I would like to thank our fantastic fans and the great staff at the club.

“I believe the Bulls are in brilliant hands and I look forward to seeing them back in Super League as soon as possible.

“I will certainly be keeping an eye on Bradford next year and wish everyone here well for the future.

“This is a great club and I am proud to have been a part of it.”

Meanwhile, Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell has confirmed that Rovers winger or centre Etu Uaisele will join the Bulls for next season.

The Tonga international is on loan at Sheffield Eagles for the rest of this season but is set to join Jimmy Lowes’ squad ahead of the 2015 campaign.

Writing in his programme notes for yesterday’s home game with Barrow, Campbell confirmed that Uaisele is Odsal-bound and that former Bulls prop Steve Crossley was joining Castleford.

Campbell said: said: “It’s rumoured that Etu Uaisele and Steve Crossley will both be leaving at the end of the season and I can confirm these rumours to be true.

“We wish both players well at Bradford and Castleford respectively and I’m sure Crossley will continue his development under the guidance of Daryl (Powell).”

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2:30pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jozieme says...

Good luck to you and your family, you have given us some brilliant rugby and proved to be a memorable player. Hoping you find another good club in Oz
Good luck to you and your family, you have given us some brilliant rugby and proved to be a memorable player. Hoping you find another good club in Oz jozieme
  • Score: 32

3:40pm Mon 4 Aug 14

olly_bradford says...

What ever the future holds for BK I wish him the best. One of a few success stories at Bradford of the last few years and glad to have had him at our club.

Sad to see him go but respect his decision 100%.

Hope Bradford give u a proper send off that u deserve
What ever the future holds for BK I wish him the best. One of a few success stories at Bradford of the last few years and glad to have had him at our club. Sad to see him go but respect his decision 100%. Hope Bradford give u a proper send off that u deserve olly_bradford
  • Score: 30

3:51pm Mon 4 Aug 14

bartsbull says...

Best of luck BK to you and your family we wish you all the best you have been a great servant for our club and stuck with us through the bad times

Your loyalty to the Bulls must be comended when you could have walked away you stayed good luck and god bless to you and your family
Best of luck BK to you and your family we wish you all the best you have been a great servant for our club and stuck with us through the bad times Your loyalty to the Bulls must be comended when you could have walked away you stayed good luck and god bless to you and your family bartsbull
  • Score: 21

3:54pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Worstbus says...

And another rat abandons the sinking ship.

FOYB!!!
And another rat abandons the sinking ship. FOYB!!! Worstbus
  • Score: -65

4:13pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Out of site says...

Worstbus wrote:
And another rat abandons the sinking ship.

FOYB!!!
It's sunk.
[quote][p][bold]Worstbus[/bold] wrote: And another rat abandons the sinking ship. FOYB!!![/p][/quote]It's sunk. Out of site
  • Score: -38

5:38pm Mon 4 Aug 14

raisemeup says...

Thank you for everything Brett you have been a STAR and it has been a pleasure knowing you and your family. We wish you all the best and hope you soon find another Club. We will miss your scintillating play.
Thank you for everything Brett you have been a STAR and it has been a pleasure knowing you and your family. We wish you all the best and hope you soon find another Club. We will miss your scintillating play. raisemeup
  • Score: 15

6:21pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Forever-Bfd says...

Good luck Brett to you and your family sorry to see you go.
Good luck Brett to you and your family sorry to see you go. Forever-Bfd
  • Score: 8

6:37pm Mon 4 Aug 14

NORTHER1964 says...

Ha I see we have worstbus here from that little club in Sh!tingley.
Ha I see we have worstbus here from that little club in Sh!tingley. NORTHER1964
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Mon 4 Aug 14

vikksy says...

Now that's the second of my favourites. Brett and Heath. Sorry to see you go.
Now that's the second of my favourites. Brett and Heath. Sorry to see you go. vikksy
  • Score: 5

6:43pm Mon 4 Aug 14

raisemeup says...

"My silence towards the idiot is indeed an answer. I am not at a loss for a response but rather, It does not befit the lion to answer the dogs."

To out of site on the worst bus>>> Try it you two or is it just one?
"My silence towards the idiot is indeed an answer. I am not at a loss for a response but rather, It does not befit the lion to answer the dogs." To out of site on the worst bus>>> Try it you two or is it just one? raisemeup
  • Score: 4

8:06pm Mon 4 Aug 14

bully4us says...

Do not respond to sh*t for brains idiots!
Do not respond to sh*t for brains idiots! bully4us
  • Score: 4

10:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Videoref says...

Goodbye & good luck Brett, thanks for the loyalty
Goodbye & good luck Brett, thanks for the loyalty Videoref
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

Good luck Brett, shame to be losing such a talented and consistent performer but an understandable one
Good luck Brett, shame to be losing such a talented and consistent performer but an understandable one BirchLane-1964
  • Score: -1

11:10pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Out of site wrote:
Worstbus wrote:
And another rat abandons the sinking ship.

FOYB!!!
It's sunk.
Unlike at the Whinos, over 30's at Bradford realise they are ready to head home, put on their slippers and take it easy.

The way Leeds academy is looking, we'll just way at you on the way up.

Finally, Bradford fans don't actually mind Leeds.. the players/team, it's the scum bag fans we hate. You two give a clear indication why....
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Worstbus[/bold] wrote: And another rat abandons the sinking ship. FOYB!!![/p][/quote]It's sunk.[/p][/quote]Unlike at the Whinos, over 30's at Bradford realise they are ready to head home, put on their slippers and take it easy. The way Leeds academy is looking, we'll just way at you on the way up. Finally, Bradford fans don't actually mind Leeds.. the players/team, it's the scum bag fans we hate. You two give a clear indication why.... Bone_idle18
  • Score: 2

11:10pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Out of site wrote:
Worstbus wrote:
And another rat abandons the sinking ship.

FOYB!!!
It's sunk.
Unlike at the Whinos, over 30's at Bradford realise they are ready to head home, put on their slippers and take it easy.

The way Leeds academy is looking, we'll just way at you on the way up.

Finally, Bradford fans don't actually mind Leeds.. the players/team, it's the scum bag fans we hate. You two give a clear indication why....
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Worstbus[/bold] wrote: And another rat abandons the sinking ship. FOYB!!![/p][/quote]It's sunk.[/p][/quote]Unlike at the Whinos, over 30's at Bradford realise they are ready to head home, put on their slippers and take it easy. The way Leeds academy is looking, we'll just way at you on the way up. Finally, Bradford fans don't actually mind Leeds.. the players/team, it's the scum bag fans we hate. You two give a clear indication why.... Bone_idle18
  • Score: 0

6:58am Tue 5 Aug 14

NORTHER1964 says...

Sorry bone idle but I think there team/fans are scum and always will be.
Sorry bone idle but I think there team/fans are scum and always will be. NORTHER1964
  • Score: -2

7:04am Tue 5 Aug 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

One of our few World Class players who i am sure will have no difficult getting a team when he gets home to Oz.
One of our few World Class players who i am sure will have no difficult getting a team when he gets home to Oz. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 1

9:17am Tue 5 Aug 14

Out of site says...

I seem to have upset some on here.
I seem to have upset some on here. Out of site
  • Score: -3

1:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Worstbus says...

They're easily upset at the moment, a tad touchy after the cheating bullocks got relegated, exactly what they deserved. Though don't worry, there will be even less of them on here next season when they desert the sinking ship in their droves.

FOYB!!!
They're easily upset at the moment, a tad touchy after the cheating bullocks got relegated, exactly what they deserved. Though don't worry, there will be even less of them on here next season when they desert the sinking ship in their droves. FOYB!!! Worstbus
  • Score: 1

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