Amor admits St Helens move has tested him

St Helens prop Kyle Amor has had to adjust quickly to life at one of Super League‘s top teams.

The 27-year-old joined the Saints from Wakefield at the end of 2013, and he admits that the move presented him with a new set of challenges.

“It’s been a real learning curve for me here at Saints,” he said.

“To see the demand on the players and what is expected of you here is a lot different from other clubs I have been at.

“When we lost games at previous clubs you just brushed it off and looked to the next one. Here, losing isn’t an option, it shouldn’t happen.

“I missed the last two Wigan games through injury so this is my first derby and Grand Final experience on the same day. It doesn’t come much bigger than this.”

One thing Amor is enjoying is the build-up to Saturday’s Grand Final against Wigan at Old Trafford, with friends and family from his home in Cumbria making the trip to back him.

“Grand Final week is all good fun. This is something I have never done before and I’m just going to enjoy it all,” he added.

“We’ve had a walk around the stadium to familiarise ourselves with the surroundings. It’s an amazing ground. Standing in the middle of the pitch and looking around was just crackers!

“I knew coming to this club would give me a greater chance of winning trophies and playing in the big games like these.

“To win a League Leaders Shield and now be walking out in front of thousands at the Grand Final in my first season is crazy.

“Family and friends are making the trip down to watch. Although a lot of my friends are making a big day of it at Hensingham community Rugby League club where I first started playing.

“They’ll all have the game on cheering us on. They’re proud of what I do.”

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