St Helens prop Kyle Amor has put pen to paper and signed a 12-month contract extension, keeping at the Super League side until the end of the 2021 season.
Since joining the Saints from Wakefield Trinity in 2013, the 32-year-old has made 182 appearances, scoring 18 tries.
He’s also earned five caps for Ireland.
A Grand Final winner in 2014 and 2019, his experience is seen as irreplaceable in the St Helens camp as he joins fellow veteran Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook in agreeing a short-term deal.
The former Leeds Rhinos forward has made each of his 14 appearances so far this year coming off the bench but admits he’s more than happy to play a supporting role.
Speaking to the Saints official website, Amor said: “I am over the moon to sign on again for another year.
“Ever since I joined the club, I have loved it; the players, the staff and the people in the town. I am delighted to stay for another 12 months.
“My role has changed over the last couple of years and as long as I am contributing enough to be selected every week then I will be happy.
“It’s a special time at the moment with a lot of young lads putting pen to paper and the club is clearly building for the future.
“Part of my role next year is to help those young lads come through and that is what it is like at this club.
“We all help each other out and make sure that whatever happens is the best result for the club.”
Whilst already acquiring Joel Thompson and Agnatius Paasi, alongside emerging favourites to sign Sione Mata’utia too, Saint Helens boss Kristian Woolf still believes Amor has an integral part to play within his squad.
He added: “I have been really happy with what Kyle has offered us off the bench this year.
“He has some really good experience and he and Louie (McCarthy-Scarsbrook) love playing together and I love the enthusiasm they bring to the squad.
“Kyle’s experience, in what is essentially going to be a younger group next year, is going to be essential and he will play a part in helping those other young middle forwards develop.
“He is a popular member of the group and I enjoy coaching him.”
This news will come as a great boost as St Helens gear up to face the Catalan Dragons in the Betfred Super League semi-finals on Friday November 20.
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