Emotional moments on both sides at Wembley

A few tears were shed on 'both sides of the fence' at the end of Saturday's Challenge Cup Final but to me the most poignant.moment came when the two Samoan brothers, Peter and Simone Mata'utia, embraced each other at the end of the match.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 7:22 am
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 7:24 am
St Helens' Kyle Amor celebrates scoring his side's fourth try and is mobbed by his teammates. Picture: SWpix

Elder brother Peter, in his last season at the Jungle, desperately wanted to lift the trophy to thank the people of the West Yorkshire town for their support since he joined the club, while Sione had already suffered the sadness of being ruled out of the final in mid-week due to a one-match ban.

Neither could 34-year-old Cumbrian prop Kyle Amor contain his emotions when he crashed over for Saints' final try two minutes from time - his first of the season - and in a long career which includes spells at his hometown club, Whitehaven, Leeds and Wakefield Trinity before his move to the Totally Wicked Stadium, he is now the proud possessor of a Challenge Cup winner's medal.