Twenty year old Bailey Butler is one of the most promising front row prospects in the Intrust Super Cup according to Club officials which is why his signing for 2019 has been welcomed at all levels of the Club. According to Dolphins BRL Coach Danny Green, “Bailey is an old fashioned type of front rower, he has good skills and is aggressive. He is one to watch.”
Originally from Central Queensland, Butler played just one First Grade match in 2018 but according to Coach Adam Mogg, that says more about the competition for front row spots at the Club than it does about Butler’s ability. “Patience is the key for young players, especially young front rowers. Bailey is in the right environment to progress his game and condition his body to handle the rigours of playing in the pack in this competition,” Mogg said.
Butler came off the bench at Kougari Oval in Round 3 against a strong Wynnum pack and his game showed that he more than held his own. Mogg said the Club is confident Butler will be able to handle the step up in 2019. “Bailey has a big job ahead. With the recent retirement of Nick Slyney there’s an opportunity for him to fill those shoes.”
Counting former Colts team mate and recently re-signed Trai Fuller as one of his best mates, Butler will head back to the Dolphins after a strong year with the BRL side and representative honors including a spot in the victorious XXXX Queensland Rangers, scoring a try in the match against the NSW Pioneers in June.