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Shaun Ainscough to leave Bradford Bulls

Former Wigan winger Shaun Ainscough today announced that he is leaving Bradford Bulls.

The 22-year-old, who is out of contract, revealed on Twitter that he will be heading for Australia, admitting the decision was down to money after the club had offered him a reduced wage.

The Bulls are hoping to sign St Helens' goalkicking winger Jamie Foster, who spent the last two months of the 2012 season on loan to Hull after losing his place in the Saints team.

Just to let every one know I loved every minute at the Bradford Bulls and would have loved to have stopped but financially add all costs up was just not a stable. Not a stable wage and to be offered less than last year is just ridiculous. So I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life and try my luck in Australia playing rugby. Never knew things would end up like this but I can't wait for the chance to play in the country in Australia. Going to give it my all into my new team for 2013 and like to thank the fans especially after the adversary we been through together as one big team.

– Shaun Ainscough on Twitter

You're the best. Made me welcome from day one. You should be proud one big family. That alone will take the Bradford Bulls far in the future P.S "I will be back"

– Shaun Ainscough on Twitter

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