Bradford Bulls centre Keith Lulia to return to Australia

Bradford Bulls centre Keith Lulia is to return to Australia when his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old left NRL side Newcastle Knights to join the Bulls on a two-year deal ahead of the 2012 season.

He has scored 14 tries in 48 games for the Super League club.

"My wife has been expecting a baby and it will be good to raise our son around family back home in Wollongong," he told the club website. 

"I'm happy at Bradford, I like the footy here and it will be sad to leave because I've had a good two years and made some good friends during that time."

Lulia is set to represent the Cook Islands in autumn's World Cup.