KYLE Amor doesn’t score many tries – but the one he grabbed at Wembley last Saturday to bring down the curtain on Saints’ victorious performance has given him a personal moment to remember for the rest of his life.

The industrious Cumbrian packman was emotional after the touchdown was given – a try that put the game beyond doubt and allowed this crop of Saints to finally get their hands on the medal that has eluded them.

It was fitting that the last score went to one of Saints’ middle forwards, given that it was their toil in the sweltering energy-sapping conditions that laid the platform for victory.

Amor, alongside Alex Walsmley, Matty Lees, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Matty Lees had eaten up the hard yards with the ball and been all over the Tigers in defence to tip the balance back Saints’ way after a second quarter wobble.

Amor said: ““I can’t describe how that felt. I haven’t scored for about two years now.

“We all work hard and I’m a big believer that if you work hard then sometimes you get rewards. Maybe that was just my moment in time to get rewarded. I’m over the moon.

“As cheesy as it sounds it’s what dreams are made of.

“It’s the final piece of the puzzle for me and quite a lot of the lads as well. From the feelings we had two years ago to what we have today is pretty special.”

Amor, a Grand Final winner in 2014, 19 and 20, was delighted to be able to lift this trophy in front of the fans after their last final success was played out behind closed doors at Hull.

He was especially delighted that his family could share this occasion with him in the glorious summer sunshine.

“To do it for my family and friends, and some of my best mates in rugby is unbelievable. It probably won’t sink in for a few days.

“The game’s nothing without fans, they make all the difference not only in our sport but sport in general.

“It’s being able to do it in front of my wife, children, brother, mates, my mum, parents, father and mother-in-law,” he said.

For a team that had routinely won the Challenge Cup seven times since 1996, to go 13 years without the game’s most ornate piece of silverware gracing the trophy cabinet felt like an eternity.

And a look down the roster of long-serving great Saints, who up until Saturday had never won the cup, underlined that.

But Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson and Mark Percival, plus engine room colleagues LMS and Big Al can now look at a drawer that contains a complete set of domestic honours.

“You’re reminded every day when you go to training and look at murals on the wall, the great players, the great teams. Championships, Super Leagues and Challenge Cups are always in there as well.

“This group hasn’t won one, and for us to cement ourselves as one of the greatest sides of the Super League era, we had to win today.

“Look at the side of 06, and then Leeds Rhinos in 07, 08, 09.

“I know you shouldn’t really compare eras and teams, but for us we've dominated over the last couple of years. For us to win that one was massive really.

“I’m buzzing for the chairman as well, he’s so passionate.

“He gave us a speech the night before and you could just tell how much he wanted it. I’ve been here eight years now and it’s something that’s missed us time and time again.

“That one in 2019, I’ve never felt like that after a defeat in my life. I’m normally quite good at rationalising things and putting things into perspective. But that really rattled me. To be stood here today with this round my neck will live with me forever.

“ I’m so, so happy and so, so proud of all my team-mates and backroom staff as well.

“It’s something we’ve worked so hard for and I really did believe that in order for us to cement ourselves as one of the great teams throughout the Super League era then we had to win today.

“We’ve gone back-to-back with Grand Finals and you can even go back to 2018 in the way we finished the league, we’ve created almost a little dynasty for our club.

“It was so important today that we got over the line, and I’m made up."