Saints move for Amor


10th September 2013

St Helens have boosted their forward ranks for 2014 with the signing of Kyle Amor from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a four-year deal for £50,000.

The Wildcats have been mired in financial strife for the last month and new chairman Michael Carter last week warned the club had a shortfall of around £400,000, with prop Amor the latest to depart the Rapid Solicitors' Stadium to raise funds.

Half-backs Kyle Wood and Tim Smith have signed for Huddersfield Giants and Salford City Reds respectively, although Wakefield are desperate to hang on to star man and captain Danny Kirmond, who was named in the Super League Dream Team on Monday.

Amor becomes Saints' fourth signing for next season, after Penrith Panthers duo Luke Walsh and Mose Masoe and Richard Beaumont from Hull KR.

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."

The 26-year-old has 76 Super League appearances to his name and this season made close to 3,000 metres for Wakefield.

He will be looking to inspire Saints to better fortunes next season after they finished a disappointing fifth this term, 11 points behind league winners Huddersfield, although Brown's men will be hopeful of glory in the Super League play-offs.

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."