Kyle Amor on Career Choices and Rugby League Transition

Former St Helens Star Reflects on Misstep in Joining Warrington Wolves

Kyle Amor, a former St Helens star who is now a Sky Sports pundit, has candidly reflected on the final chapter of his illustrious career. He has admitted that he should have never joined Warrington Wolves.

Amor, who won four Grand Finals with the Red Vee, revealed that his playing time significantly dwindled towards the end of his St Helens tenure, culminating in him serving as an unused substitute in the title-decider. This marked the beginning of a steep decline, prompting his move to Warrington, a transition he now regards as a misstep.

“Well, it’s true though isn’t it? Let’s be honest,” the 37-year-old said, acknowledging the truth in a fan’s blunt question, “Why were you so bad at Warrington?”

Amor explained that his “head was gone” by the time he left St Helens, with limited playing opportunities leading to him training predominantly with the reserve side, leaving him disconnected from the first-team.

He likened his Warrington switch to a “divorce” from the game he had loved, admitting his “heart wasn’t in it” upon leaving the club where he had enjoyed so much success.

“If I could go back on my career, when I left Saints, I’d probably have just retired,” he revealed, highlighting the difficulty in transitioning out of a sport one is deeply invested in.

Amor’s stint at Warrington proved short-lived, making just four appearances before joining Widnes Vikings in the Championship the following season, a move he also cut short after only ten games. The former prop’s candid reflection provides a poignant insight into the challenges faced by elite athletes at the twilight of their careers.

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