Ex-Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey makes shock prediction ahead of St Helens fixture tonight

Ryan Bailey knows how Leeds Rhinos tick.

After spending a decade at Headingley, Bailey has been close to rugby league for a number of years, regularly using social media and particularly Twitter to air his opinions.

And, ahead of Leeds’ away fixture at St Helens tonight, he believes the Rhinos will come away victorious, tweeting: “Rhinos win tonight by 4 points close game in the rain.”

Bailey, who also had spells with Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers, Leigh Centurions and Toronto Wolfpack, has been an outspoken user of social media in recent weeks, and, during England’s win over the Combined Nations All Stars at the weekend, noticed a potential avenue for a rule that is used in the NRL to be brought in in Super League.

That is the captain’s call.

This rule enables the captain of a side to challenge a referee’s decision at any point during the 80 minutes – though only one can be used if the call is not overturned.

With officials’ jobs getting harder with the amount of rules and regulations to look out for as well as the breakneck speed of the game in the modern era, things can get missed.

And, with the captain’s challenge introduced, it would enable the players to put their words into action by challenging a decision for the good of their team.

It’s safe to say Bailey is a fan.

For the most part that fixture was a great encounter, with England eventually running out 18-4 winners after tries from Jake Wardle, George Williams and John Bateman whilst Ken Sio replied for the visitors.

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5 months ago

Bailey tip about as good as he was as a player an idiot and a nuisance let radders knock some sense into him