Kyle Amor has become a St Helens stalwart in recent seasons after joining the club back in 2014.
Over 200 appearances later, the prop forward has become an invaluable member of the Saints squad under the likes of Justin Holbrook and Kristian Woolf.
The defeat to the Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup semi-final, however, hurt Amor and the rest of his team.
But, their defeat was perhaps not as hard as Hull KR’s dismal 25-4 defeat to Huddersfield Giants.
That defeat, coupled with the news that head coach Tony Smith will be leaving at the end of the 2022 season after over three years at the club, will lead to a ‘period of misfortune’ according to Amor.
“I just think the performance that they put in and the fact that the coach is leaving, getting to the semi-final might have been an overachievement in some people’s opinions given the start of their year,” Amor told The Last Tackle podcast.
“You just wonder how much that will mentally take out of them – is the turnaround of a week enough for them to bounce back and get over it and going to a difficult place like Castleford Tigers who are slowly but surely getting their season together.
“I think Hull KR could be in for a little period of misfortune.”
Rovers will travel to the Jungle on Sunday afternoon looking to get back on the horse following that disappointing defeat at Elland Road.