Saints duo sign new deals

St Helens’ Kyle Amor and Jon Wilkin have signed new contracts with the club.

The long-serving duo guided the club to a fourth-placed finish in 2016, with the club missing out in the play-offs.

Amor, who has been with the club since 2013, has signed a three-year extension with the club.

Meanwhile, Wilkin has pledged another two years to the club, which will extend his stay at Saints beyond 15 years. In his time in the red vee, Wilkin has won the Challenge Cup, two Grand Finals and the World Club Challenge, playing 363 times.

Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham said: “I’m delighted that both players have agreed to stay at the club. They are integral to what we do here and provide leadership and professionalism to the younger players in the group.

“Kyle is at the hub of our pack and is in his prime. He has been superb for us over the last couple of seasons and is one of our most consistent performers.

“What I like about Kyle is he is keen to learn and develop and I’m sure if he continues to do that he will break onto the international scene.

“Jon has been an important part of the Saints over the last 14 years and his leadership is second to none. He sets a superb example to all the players here and leads from the front on the field.

“His attitude is first rate as his workrate and ability to adapt to whatever is thrown his way.”

Kyle originally joined Saints from Wakefield Trinity in 2013.

He has played 84 times for the club scoring 13 tries.

The 29-year-old Amor said: “I’m really happy to commit myself to the club until 2020. It was an easy decision. Both my family and I are really happy in St Helens and we enjoy being here.

“I now want to try and kick on and gain international recognition and I believe I am at the right place to do that.

“This year’s squad is the strongest it has been over the last few years and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Wilkin added: “I have been part of this club for 14 seasons and I am delighted to stay here. It is a real honour to captain this team and help develop the next generation of leaders that are coming through.

“I am excited about 2017 and what is on the horizon for this group.”