Amor to complete ‘crazy’ season with Grand Final Red Rose derby debut double

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FORMER LEEDS Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Kyle Amor says tomorrow’s Super League Grand Final will justify his decision to join St Helens.

Amor joined Saints from Wakefield at the end of last season and is preparing for the biggest game of his career – in his first derby showdown with Wigan Warriors.

“Grand Final week is all good fun,” said Amor, who made three senior appearances for Rhinos in 2010, before establishing himself as a Super League front-rower during a three-season stint with Wildcats. “We’ve had a walk around the stadium. Standing in the middle of the pitch and looking around was just crackers!

“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.”

The 27-year-old added: “It’s been a real learning curve for me here at Saints. 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.”

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