Special representative fixture to take place in celebration of former St Helens star

Rugby league is great at recognising its best and longest servants and the sport is once again doing so.

Kyle Amor has been granted a 12-month testimonial by the RFL for his services to the game.

The Cumbrian man started his career at Whitehaven before being signed by the Leeds Rhinos in 2010 who returned the prop to Whitehaven on loan that season prior to a loan move to Wakefield Trinity in 2011.

After three appearances for the Leeds Rhinos, he made a permanent move to Wakefield Trinity in 2012.

Following two successful seasons with them, in 2014 he made the move to St Helens as the club looked to finally end their eight year wait for a Grand Final triumph.

They did so in 2014 and that would become the first of three Grand Finals Amor won during his time at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

He claimed back to back Grand Finals in 2019 and 2020 after consecutive League Leaders’ Shields in 2018 and 2019 to go alongside the one he won back in 2014.

In 2021, he won his first Challenge Cup Final as he got over the line against Castleford Tigers at Wembley and was an unused substitute in the 2021 Super League Grand Final against Catalans.

In 2022, he made a loan move to Warrington Wolves and will join Widnes Vikings in 2023.

After being awarded a testimonial, Amor took to Twitter to say:

“I’m delighted to have been awarded a 12 month Testimonial by the RFL so many people have helped me on my journey in my career – family, teammates, coaches and fans. I hope the RL and wider community will join me and support my testimonial wherever possible.”

Now as part of his testimonial, Cumbria will be taking on Wales on October 21st at the LEL Arena making it the first time since 2011 that Cumbria have played at the stadium.

Last year, Cumbria beat World Cup side Jamaica on the eve of the tournament.

The Cumbria team was selected of the best players around who come from the rugby league rich area including former Super League Champions Brad Singleton and Kyle Amor leading the side from prop. Singleton was joined by brother Perry in the second-row.

Exciting winger Tee Ritson who has scored tries for fun for Barrow in 2022 and has been signed as a replacement for Regan Grace at St Helens.

A talented side against a national team, the first half was a tight affair and ended 12-all as Bradford’s AJ Wallace scored alongside James Woodburn-Hall for Jamaica. Meanwhile, former Leeds, St Helens and Warrington man Kyle Amor scored the first try for Cumbria as rugby league’s best stars from Cumbria showed what they can do.

Meanwhile Ryan Johnston got Barrow’s second as the game was left at 12-all at the interval.

A try for Curtis Teare at the start of the second half to give Cumbria the lead at 18-12. Then came a signature acrobatic finish from Ritson with 14 minutes to go as Cumbria took a commanding lead.

They then wrapped up the win as Jake Carter stepped through for a deserved try wrapping up a 28-12 win as he scored 12 points all by himself.

A disappointing warm-up for Jamaica but an encouraging win for Cumbria as they show just how strong they are as a rugby league breading ground.

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