Cornwall RLFC


Cornwall Sign Bailey Black

April 12, 2024

New Cornwall RLFC signing Bailey Black

Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce the signing of Bailey Black for the rest of the 2024 Betfred League 1 season.

The 21-year-old, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship, has been registered in time for Sunday’s round five clash against Oldham.

Black, a half-back by trade who can also play hooker, was born and raised in Redcliff, Queensland.

He cut his formative rugby league teeth with Queensland Cup side the Mackay Cutters.

After the Cutters, Black moved to the Brisbane Tigers, playing alongside fellow Chough Darcy Simpson. Whilst playing for the Tigers, Black gained representative honours playing for the Queensland and Australian University side, with the latter touring New Zealand for a bilateral series.

“I’m excited to move to England,” Black told “I’m young and I see this as a fantastic opportunity to come over here have a good crack and play some good footy.

“My mum is English so I am fortunate that for someone like me, it makes things a lot easier in terms of all the paperwork that’s required.

“I played with Darcy at the Tigers and looking at the Cornwall side, he said that we are all quite young but that’s the exciting part. We all have a mindset that is all about energy which is really cool too.

“I hope my experience of playing in the Queensland Cup will bring something extra to the team. It will be a fresh start for me and everyone seems so connected here in Cornwall.

“Obviously from where I grew up, I love the beach and the water so Cornwall is going to be great for me.”