David Bailey (rugby league)

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David Bailey
Personal information
Born (1969-12-05) December 5, 1969 (age 47)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–92 Te Atatu Roosters
1991–94 Rochdale Hornets
1994–96 Waitakere City 31 29 10 1 137
1995–96 Wakefield Trinity
1997 Auckland Warriors 3 1 0 0 4
Total 34 30 10 1 141
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1991–96 Auckland
1992–93 New Zealand Māori
Source: [1]

David Bailey is a former rugby league player. His position of preference was in the centres although he also played at five eighth. He is the son of New Zealand international Roger Bailey.[2]

Early years[edit]

Bailey was a Te Atatu Roosters junior and played for them in the Auckland competition. Bailey also represented Ponsonby.[3] He made his debut for Auckland in 1991 and represented the New Zealand Māori side at the 1992 Pacific Cup.[2][4]

In the early-nineties he traveled to England and played for the Rochdale Hornets, before returning to New Zealand for the 1994 Lion Red Cup. He played in 17 matches for the Waitakere City Raiders that year, scoring 84 points.[5] At the end of the season he was signed by the Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1065).

In 1996 he returned to New Zealand, playing again for the Waitakere City Raiders in the Lion Red Cup. He was part of the side that lost the 1996 Grand Final, although he did score a try in that match.

He was an Auckland representative between 1992 and 1996.


Bailey joined the Auckland Warriors in 1997 and was expected to push hard for a first grade center berth.[6] Despite this he only played three games in first grade that year, starting one at centre.

Later years[edit]

In 2001 Bailey played for the Glenora Bears in the Bartercard Cup.[7]

Bailey was then involved with the Ponsonby Ponies, a club that plays in the Auckland Rugby League.[8]


  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ a b Coffey, John; Wood, Bernie (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. pp. 276–279. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. 
  3. ^ Ponsonby United Rugby League Club Auckland Rugby League
  4. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1991 New Zealand Rugby League, 1991. p.21
  5. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.121
  6. ^ David Bailey rugbyleague.co.nz, 1997
  7. ^ Bartercard Cup Round 14 Teams rleague.com, 22 June 2001
  8. ^ Jessup, Peter (4 October 2007). "League: Price in all black for historic tour". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2011.