Bailey ready for Leeds reunion

Ryan Bailey finally made his long-awaited Warrington debut on Saturday, and he has now set his sights on ripping in against his former employers Leeds.

The 31-year-old has been named in Tony Smith’s 19-man squad to face the stuttering Rhinos, where Bailey spent 13 years as a player, winning six Grand Finals.

Despite his illustrious career at the Rhinos, Bailey insists that it counts for nothing ahead of the match.

“That’s in the past now, I’m playing for Warrington,” he said.

“We’ve got to put things right against Leeds. They’re bottom of the league now and they’ll be desperate to win. No game’s easy no so we need to get back on the horse and stick together to get back to winning ways.”

After a long injury lay-off, Super League’s most notorious love-to-hate character admitted that he was delighted to be back on the field.

“It felt good,” said Bailey.

“It was good to get back out with all the boys. I’ve not played for a full year now. It’s not an ideal scoreline but I think I did alright and got some miles in the legs again. Hopefully I’ll make a big impact at home.”