A Great Britain and England international representative prop forward, he has played his entire career to date at Leeds, having won six Super League championships and three World Club Challenges with the club. He will be granted a testimonial year in 2014.
Ryan has three children called Jordan, Rio and Chyna. Having all three of his children's names tattooed to him, along with his famous love hate eyelid tattoos
Of Jamaican heritage, Bailey made his Super League début for Leeds in 2002 at age 18. In July 2003, Bailey was found guilty of brawling in the street in Leeds, and was sent to a young offenders' institution for 9 months.