Kyle Amor reveals he told Daryl Powell that he “was done” at Warrington

Kyle Amor has been completely honest about his time at Warrington Wolves revealing that by the end of his time at the club he didn’t want to play for the club.

This came as he spoke about his time at the Halliwell Jones on the Bench podcast with Jon Wilkin and Jenna Brooks.

Amor left St Helens on loan for Warrington last year before joining Widnes Vikings in 2023.

He admitted that it “was a bad experience”: “It was a bad experience to be honest. Daryl Powell already said that during his 20 year coaching career, it was the worst. I can vouch for that.

“There was a point towards the end where I actually asked Daryl Powell if he wouldn’t play me because I was done with it. I think a lot of the playing group were done with it. There was a lot of mentally tired lads.

“I came to Warrington almost to try and squeeze the last life out of my full time career and when I got here the place was probably as bad as it could be.”

He went on to explain what went wrong at the club: “You had a lot of players who were mentally done, they were tired and frustrated. You had a lot of top top quality players who just weren’t playing well. When you’ve got a demotivated and disinterested team that is pretty much just wanting the season out of the way and done with, almost a reset really.

“Powelly came in and wanted a different style and approach and was met head on with a lot of senior players in the side, and that caused a bit of a rift. As time went on players got told they weren’t being kept on which led to egos being dented and those players looking for other clubs. As a player you want to feel loved all the time and when someone doesn’t love you anymore it’s very difficult to keep your head on task.”

He then was honest about his own approach to the club:

“It goes this bad that I was counting down the days to finish. I had this conversation with Daryl Powell, he pulled me and asked if I was alright. It must have been pretty obvious that I was moping around and that I was done.

“I said to him, ‘I think you need to play one of the young kids who is willing to die for your shirt because I’m not.’

“You have to be all in in rugby league, if you’re not it’s very very difficult.”

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