At the weekend, St Helens went down 20-18 to arch-rivals Wigan Warriors in one of the greatest Challenge Cup semi-finals in recent years.
For Saints, however, it was always a case of catch up after going down 14-0 at half-time, only to rally in the second forty minutes to claw their way back to an 18-14 lead.
However, it was a stray Jonny Lomax that was picked up by Wigan winger Liam Marshall – who had already scored once that day – who was able to run the full length of the field to send the Warriors to Tottenham.
And, for Saints prop Kyle Amor, it was disappointing with the forward revealing how Wigan got the better of his side.
“It was disappointing because we wanted to go after that cup – we are the current holders and we wanted to defend it and make sure we were in Tottenham,” Amor told The Last Tackle podcast.
“I thought we got the start all wrong – Wigan started with more intensity which is very much unlike St Helens and I think they got the jump on us and every chance that came their way they took it.”
Amor has, however, praised how Saints were able to get back into the game.
“What I thought was good was how we got back into the game in the second-half.
“We showed our true championship colours by getting back into it and it was a bounce of a ball from a loose pass from Jonny (Lomax) that ultimately meant Wigan went through.
“Sometimes in the big games a bounce of a ball is the difference.”