Wakefield Wildcats’ Amor stars as Cumbria push England Knights

Kyle Amor
Kyle Amor
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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats prop Kyle Amor scored a try as he captained Cumbria to a gutsy 26-12 defeat to England Knights on Saturday.

Amor, who has recently signed a three-year contract at Wakefield, led an impressive Cumbrian display in which they pushed their illustrious opponents all the way.

England took a narrow 4-0 lead into the break thanks to Zak Hardaker’s try and Luke Gale’s touch-down, improved by Josh Charnley, extended Knights’ advantage to 10-0 early in the second period.

Amor latched onto a kick to register a converted try only for Kris Welham and Liam Watts to cross and put England 22-6 up with 10 minutes remaining.

Brad Singleton’s converted score gave Cumbria some hope but Charnley wrapped-up the win for Knights with a late try.

Knights coach Keiron Purtill. “We expected a very physical game today and that’s what we got.

“We knew the conditions were going to make for a tough game. A lot of players have never experienced this type of atmosphere and ground before so I think it’s been good for their development.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Cumbria though. It’s the game of their career for many of their players and they showed their pride in the Cumbrian shirt because they kept coming at us for the entire 80 minutes and gave us a tough test.”

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