Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey joins Warrington Wolves.

Ex Castleford Tigers prop Ryan Bailey joins Warrington Wolves on what will be his third move in as many seasons.

Ryan BaileyChequered past aside, Ryan Bailey’s experience and qualities will bring another valuable player to the squad.

Arguments that Ryan 31 is a little long in the tooth might be a decisive factor in the number of games he starts, but there is no doubting his presence on the field will be an asset to Tony Smith. Ryan Bailey’s record is impressive, having won six Grand Finals and three World Club Challenges.

There are special conditions attached to the 12 month contract at Warrington and Ryan Baily is well aware that this might be his last chance to change his legacy. The “good-behaviour” clause in his contract is not ideal from a players point of view, but it protects the club and might help with a new start.

Ryan said “It is no secret that in the past I have had some issues but all that is now behind me. It’s time to knuckle down and get stuck in to pre-season. I’d like to thank Tony and Warrington Wolves for this fantastic opportunity.”

Baily joins Warrington Wolves from Castleford Tigers after having played just six matches all season, which was an improvement on the one game played at Hull KR. Bailey was released from his two year after just one game.

Asked about what the rest of the squad thought, Tony Smith said, “I’ve spoken to the players and explained the rationale behind the signing. They were very supportive and look forward to working with Ryan in the upcoming season.”