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).”