Bailey signs new Leeds deal

Ryan Bailey has agreed a new  two-year contract with Leeds.

Bailey, 29, has spent his entire career to date with the reigning Super League champions and it appears that he will continue at the club into his thirties.

The prop was due to be out of contract at the end of the current season but he has chosen to reject offers from a number of NRL clubs to remain at his hometown club.

Commenting on the new deal Bailey said, “This was a big decision for me and something that I had to think hard about. I would like to thank all the NRL clubs who made offers to me and it was nice to know that they thought I could do a job for them down in Australia.

“However, this is my home town club and I have spent my entire life here, the club have been loyal to me and I think I have been loyal to them in return.

Leeds Rhinos are my second family and am probably happier and more settled now than I have been at any time in my career. It was stressful dealing with the contract side of things but that is sorted now and I can look forward to getting back fit and finishing the season strongly.”

Bailey is one of five Rhinos to have played in all six Super League Grand Final wins, and he has made 287 appearances for the club since his debut in June 2002.

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