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Amor banned for Rhinos clash

St Helens forward will be without Kyle Amor for Friday's top-of-the-table clash against Leeds Rhinos through suspension.

The former Wakefield Wildcat and Rhinos man submitted an early guilty plea (EGP) after being charged with a Grade B reckless challenge on the Wildcats' Matt Ryan.

The early plea means a one-game man and his absence is yet another blow to head coach Nathan Brown ahead of the mouth-watering clash at Langtree Park.

Brown had already been without the likes of Luke Walsh, Alex Walmsley and Jordan Turner as Saints look to protect their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

Meanwhile, Widnes Vikings' Willie Isa submitted an EGP to Grade B offence of recklessly striking Aaron Heremaia and has also been banned for one game.