Former St Helens star opens up on new club and the difference between Super League and Championship

Kyle Amor has a very accomplished career.

He started out at Whitehaven and was soon picked up at Leeds Rhinos before making his name at Wakefield Trinity.

It was unsurprising to see him picked up by St Helens and become central to one of their greatest sides.

He won four Grand Finals with the club, scored in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final win over Castleford Tigers as the club ended a 13 year wait for Wembley success.

He has also won three League Leaders’ Shields with the Saints prior to joining Warrington Wolves on loan in 2022 ahead of moving to Widnes Vikings for next season.

Amor is now settling in at Widnes and has opened up on the role he will have at the club.

“I’m enjoying the atmosphere around the place, it’s quite exciting,” Amor said on the club website.

“I’ve no doubts that I’ll be able to do a good job here. My role is ultimately to play, but also to help the young, inexperienced guys around me.

“I am towards the end of my career, and I’ve had a good few chats with John about my role.”

He also opened up on the difference between what he is seeing at Widnes and Super League:

“There are some strong boys here, I tell you. The technique side of things isn’t quite what it is in Super League, but what they do make up for is the physicality, and the way they apply themselves is second to none.”

“We’ve got through some good work. I always think that pre-season should be referred to as the ‘pretend season’ because everyone is feeling good – there’s no pressure, no stress.

“All you can do as a player is work with the coaching staff, apply yourself, get yourself in the best shape possible and the rest will take care of itself.”

Ultimately though he is keen to impress the fans

“Whenever you sign for a club, you ultimately want to try and please those guys.

“I’m looking forward to playing here. It’s always been a good atmosphere and they’re a passionate crowd.”

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