IMPACT: Rueben Baille hits braces for impact during the BRL grand final against Hervey Bay.
IMPACT: Rueben Baille hits braces for impact during the BRL grand final against Hervey Bay. Paul Donaldson BUN110916RUG7

Baillie happy to commit, if the club wants him

LEAGUE: When Rueben Baillie went off with an ankle injury, so too did the chances of The Waves winning the grand final.

With Sekope Tua already off with a shoulder injury, the loss of another valuable scorer ended their chances of beating Hervey Bay to the Bundaberg Rugby League title.

It was a disappointing way to end the year for the versatile player.

After coming back to the competition after a stint in the Intrust Super Cup, Baillie played 10 matches for the team, scoring eight tries.

Talking after the match he said the team struggled in the end to hold out their opposition.

"We all worked really well for each other,” he said.

”If you get the ball back and make errors though you make it hard for yourself.”

Despite the loss at the end, Baillie said it had been a good year.

"It's been a really good year, I've enjoyed playing for The Waves,” he said.

"Seeing all the guys improve under Antonio, it is good to see the younger players grow.”

Baillie also confirmed he is more than happy to front up for the side again this year.

"I'll definitely be playing,” he said.

"I'm not sure what the go is though at this stage.”

"I'll speak to Antonio (Kaufusi) and Ash (Simpson) in the off season and see what direction they want to be at next year.”

One thing is certain for Baillie, he wants to come back to win the premiership next year.

"For the club to get that premiership, I think it will be a good experience for the guys.

"We've all been there on this day, so hopefully we can go one better next year.”

A decision on his future will be made in the next few months, with Baillie to head in for scans on his ankle later this week.



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