Hull KR release prop Ryan Bailey

Hull Kingston Rovers have released prop Ryan Bailey from his contract with the club with immediate effect due to personal reasons.

Bailey was one of 14 new signings made by the Robins ahead of the 2015 campaign and made his debut for the club in the defeat to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats last month.

Hamstring and Achilles injuries restricted the 30-year-old former Great Britain and England international to a solitary appearance for Chris Chester’s side and the club has now reached an agreement with the player’s representatives to release him from his contract and allow him to focus on matters off the field.

Bailey’s agent Chris Orr told “I would like to thank Hull Kingston Rovers for the way they have conducted themselves during our discussions over the past few weeks.

“They have respected Ryan’s right to privacy throughout this process and have offered him their full support. We couldn’t have asked for anymore during what has been a difficult time in Ryan’s private life, but it’s now best to move on for all parties.

“We would like to wish Hull KR and their supporters all the best for the rest of the season.”

Bailey joined the Robins from Leeds Rhinos as one of the most decorated players in Super League having won six Grand Finals, three World Club Challenge titles and one Challenge Cup during his spell with the Headingley club.