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Saints confirm the capture of Kyle Amor on a four-year deal
SAINTS front row has been bolstered massively by the signing of big Cumbrian Kyle Amor from cash-strapped Wakefield on a four-year deal.
In a break with the club’s recent policy, Saints have paid a transfer fee of £50,000 to entice the powerful front rower across the Pennines.
At 26, the energetic 6ft2 packman is approaching his prime and his performances and attributes meant that there was a lot of other interest for his signature.
A delighted Saints head coach Nathan Brown said: “Kyle is a young British prop forward who is already one of the best front rowers in Super League.
“ He will add strength, size and dynamism to our pack and is a great long term recruit for the club.”
Chairman Eamonn McManus added: “There was understandably a lot of competitive interest in Kyle and we are delighted to have secured him on a long term deal.
“He is another key addition to the squad which we are putting together for next season and beyond.
“There are many reasons to be excited and confident about the future.”
With Penrith Panther Mose Masoe and Hull KR’s prop Richard Beaumont already confirmed, coupled with the continued development of Alex Walmsley, Greg Richards and Anthony Walker, Saints will be able to field a monster pack next term.
Whitehaven-born Amor began his professional career at his home town club, before heading south to Leeds.
After moving to Wakefield initially on loan, Amor signed a three year deal with the Belle Vue outfit that would have taken him to the end on 2014 season.
But Wakefield’s current misfortune is definitely Saints’ gain.
He has made 76 Super League appearances in his career scoring nine tries and this season has made close to 3,000 metres.
Amor will hopefully continue that fine tradition of Cumbrian forwards making the grade at Saints – following in the illustrious footsteps of Dick Huddart, John Tembey, Peter Gorley and Jon Neill.