"It's been a great for years and I feel like I have made a home for myself here." Dene Said.
Halatau will return for a second stint at the Tigers having played there from 2003 to 2009 and was part of the Wests successfull 2005 premiership, playing at lock.
Halatau spoke of the joys he had at Canterbury among a dressing room with mixed emotions as the Bulldogs 2013 campaign came to an end.
Dene also took to twitter to thank all of his followers for supporting him throughout his four seasons at the club.
A big shout out to every @NRL_Bulldogs fan who has msg'd me tonight. I have been very proud to wear the Bulldogs jersey and have loved every— Dene Halatau (@denehalatau) September 15, 2013
The Bulldogs 2013 bowed out of the 2013 premiership with the Newcastle Knights defeating the Bulldogs 22-6 in front of 23,086 fans at ANZ Stadium.
It was three tries to one with Knights kicker Tyrone Roberts also kicking five goals to extend the winning margin.
Prop Aiden Tolman also spoke with Steve Turner, admitting it was a tough loss to bow out in week one of the finals.
"It's very dissapointing...I wasn't expecting that, I think we got off to a good start and put some good pressure on them but they're a quality side" Tolman said.