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Kyle Amor calls overseas Super League signings out on their “b******t”

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Super League has been blessed with plenty of elite overseas signings across the years but there’s a common trend that many of those players fall into upon arriving in England and it’s something that former St Helens star Kyle Amor has labelled “b******t”.

Amor was decorated in his Super League career as he won four Grand Finals with St Helens before ending his career with brief spells at Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings. During his time in Super League, he undoubtedly helped contribute to the bulging history of St Helens.

However, his irk with overseas signings is their habit of referencing a club’s history upon signing. It’s something that plenty of athletes across the whole range of sports do, giving their signing announcement interview and referencing the club’s history as a major factor in why they made the switch.

Kyle Amor has had enough and has called the practice out on this week’s episode of The Bench with Jenna and Jon on Sky Sports. With co-host Jon Wilkin out of action, Jenna Brooks and Amor discussed what they want to see out of the sport and Amor was emphatic about this matter.

Kyle Amor calls out overseas Super League stars

Kyle Amor

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Revealing what he wanted to put on ‘the bench’ and remove from the game, Amor said: “It makes me laugh every time when overseas players come and they sign for let’s say Saints or a Wigan and they talk about the history. They always say it, don’t they?

“They’re asked ‘Why Saints’ and they’ll say ‘Because it’s a club steeped in history’. B******t!”

He then asked: “I’ve got to question whether they really care either. Are they that bothered? Be honest, more often than not it’s because it’s money and opportunity. It’s nothing to do with the history.

“It’d be much more refreshing if they came out and said that, wouldn’t it? ‘They’re paying me that and I’m looking forward to it’.

“Obviously, there are certain people out there that signed for the history, but if they got offered a lowball contract, would they sign because of the history? I think not.”

Amor had earlier explained that he wished he would have retired when he left St Helens as opposed to extending his career and playing half a season at Warrington Wolves and a further half with Widnes Vikings.

He compared exiting the game to divorcing the game and claimed that he felt he stayed around a little bit too long, but he’s now found his calling in the commentary box and has become one of the fan favourites for those watching Sky Sports games.

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