St Helens forward Kyle Amor is looking to beat Catalan Dragons tonight and reach Old Trafford again – but this time, he wants to play a part in a Grand Final success, rather than stand on the sidelines.
Amor was part of Leeds’ squad for both the 2009 and 2010 Grand Final showpieces, but failed to play a part in either game. However, after a strong first season at the Saints following a move from Wakefield, Amor wants to put those memories to the back of his mind, and walk out on the famous turf himself after that pair of near-misses.
“I was lucky enough to have a playoff game with Wakefield when we played Leeds but, other than that and the Castleford game, it’s all new water to me,” Amor said.
“I went to Old Trafford with Leeds as a fringe player for the 2009 final when they played Saints and 2010 as well but I only played three games so I didn’t contribute in any way whatsoever.
“You are almost like another pair of eyes in the dressing room and you see how happy the players are and what it means. Obviously I was delighted for them but I kept in my head that I wanted a piece of that. Hopefully it’s not too far away.”