West Cumbrian rugby league stars rack up the appearances at Leigh, St Helens and Barrow


West Cumbrian rugby league stars have been racking up the appearances over the last couple of weeks.

Leigh full-back Gregg McNally, St Helens prop Kyle Amor and Barrow's Brett Carter have all struck milestones.

McNally, who began his career in his hometown of Whitehaven, made his 200th career appearance in Leigh's first ever away Super League win at Hull FC.

It ended a run of nine successive league and cup defeats for Leigh.

McNally made his debut as a 17-year-old with Haven in 2008 before joining Huddersfield Giants and during his time with the Giants had loan spells at both Oldham and Barrow as well as representing Ireland.

Since joining Leigh in 2012, he has become a firm crowd favourite and has twice battled back from serious injury to return to action and maintained a high try-scoring ratio of nearly seven tries every 10 games.

Kyle Amor is another player who began his career with his hometown club of Whitehaven.

He hit 100 appearances for his current Super League side St Helens at the weekend but they lost 16-12 at the hands of Castleford Tigers.

Amor made a try-scoring Saints debut in a 38-8 win at Warrington on 13 February, 2014.

Lastly Brett Carter, the former Workington Town full-back who is now at Barrow Raiders, racked up his 150th career appearance.

He achieved it in Barrow's 28-20 League One win over Hunslet on Saturday.

It has been a long time coming for Carter who has been out for 10 weeks after suffered a fractured cheekbone and eye socket on his Barrow debut, in the 82-0 defeat over Hemel Stags.

The majority of his career games came during his time at Workington, making 143 appearances between 2009 and 2016. He has also represented Scotland in five games.

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