The club recently announced new signing Bayley Liu. The 24 year old centre joins the club for the 2021 campaign.

Born in New Zealand and has Samoan heritage, Liu is a fearsome player to face on the pitch. 

He spoke exclusively to the Rams website about his move to the Tetley’s Stadium. 

He said: “A lot of people have told me great things about this club and I am looking forward to being apart of this great club and giving my best.”

Liu travelled to the UK at the start of 2020 and signed for Betfred League One club West Wales Raiders. However he now wants to try and impress head coach Lee Greenwood. 

Liu commented: “I came over to play under a past coach from Australia, due to Covid I didn’t get to play much, but my partner and I have enjoyed the experience of living in the UK so far. 

“I am looking forward to playing more challenging footy at the Rams.” 

Having risen through the ranks at the Central Queensland Capras, Liu told us a little about him and his past career. 

“I am New Zealand born, Proud Samoan with Samoan heritage, I played my junior footy in New South Wales, Australia and was lucky enough to play in the Queensland cup with the Capras. 

“I am now looking to establish myself In the UK at a high level.”  

Although Liu is a utility player and so he can play a number of positions, he has always liked the centre role.  

“Growing up I have always been a utility player, but in recent years I have enjoyed playing out on the edge. However I will play anywhere I’m needed for the team.

“I like to base my game around solid defence, and solid ball carrying and don’t mind scoring meat pies (tries) as well.” 

On his ambitions for 2021, he added: “Firstly gain the respect of my team mates, and play Championship footy.”

Finally Liu is looking forward to challenging himself against the best the Championship has to offer. 

He said: “From what I’ve seen on video and looking around the grounds myself I’m keen to rip in 

“Challenging myself is the thing I’m looking forward to the most, to be the best, you have to play against the best.”

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