Super League: Keith Lulia hails Bradford Bulls fans after exit
Keith Lulia has paid tribute to the Bradford supporters after leaving the Bulls to return to the NRL with Wests Tigers.
Last Updated: 01/10/13 11:47am
The centre will be back in Australia following two years with the Yorkshire club after his contract expired and will now link up with Mick Potter at Wests.
Following a superb debut season in 2012, Lulia finished his second season strongly to score eight tries in his last five appearances for the Bulls although he admitted that the club's financial troubles last year were tough to deal with.
"The Bulls fans were absolutely awesome with me during my time at the club," he told the Telegraph and Argus.
"They stuck by us in the really tough times and the good times and were always messaging me on Twitter or asking for autographs.
"I loved them and they're probably the best supporters I've played under."
The Cook Islander turned down a move to Leeds last year and says it was a good team spirit in the Bradford dressing room that was one of the biggest positives of his time in England.
"It was difficult over the two years that I was there and it has been tough for a lot of people," Lulia remarked. "But the boys always stuck together and I think that helped a lot.
"I made a lot of good friends in Bradford and that sort of makes up for all of the hard times."
Lulia met his new team-mates at Wests last week but he added: "I'll hopefully be back in England for the World Cup later in the autumn."