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Mick Potter gets his man as Keith Lulia signs for Bradford Bulls from Newcastle Knights
A Bulls deal has provided the perfect birthday present for Keith Lulia.
The towering Newcastle Knights centre turned 24 today and celebrated by signing for the next two years with Mick Potter’s side.
Lulia turned down offers from two top-eight NRL clubs to become the Bulls’ first new recruit for 2012 and will arrive at Odsal in November, at the end of his current contract.
“My fiancé Kelly and I are extremely excited about the challenge ahead,” he said.
“I did plenty of my own research into Bradford’s history and have monitored their efforts this season.
“They are a club with a proud tradition and are on the rise. I’m excited to be part of their future and I thank them for the professional manner in which all negotiations have taken place.
“I’m really looking forward to getting there for the 2012 season and I’m super keen to prove myself in the English Super League."
Lulia’s capture has been a long time coming for Potter.
The Bulls boss has been aware of the player’s talents since his junior days and got a closer look while working as an assistant coach for St George Illawarra Dragons.
Read the full story in today's Telegraph & Argus