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Proctor aims to succeed in Super League at Wakefield

19 Jan 23, 7:51PM 0 Comments

Written by Rod Cross

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Kevin Proctor recently signed for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League after being sacked by the Gold Coast Titans last year and is determined to prove any doubts about his motives.

While viewed by some as someone whose best days are behind him, Proctor is determined to let his rugby league do the talking in his debut season in Super League.

“The only hard thing was leaving my kids back in Oz,” he told The Yorkshire Post.

“That was the only reason I was hesitant about coming over here. I’d never been away from my kids ever – and they’re eight and six.

“Other than that, I’ve always wanted to play here. I didn’t want to be that guy who looks back when I’m 50 and ask myself why I didn’t give it a crack.

“I was just at that stage of my career where I needed a change and a new challenge. I wasn’t getting bored of it but I needed a different spark. Coming over here has given me that.

“If I’m willing to leave my kids back in the Gold Coast, I’m obviously taking it seriously and it shows how much I want to be here. I wouldn’t do that lightly.”

The 33 year-old was sacked by the Titans after vaping in the toilets during a game and posting video footage on social media.

“To be honest, I don’t think it (being sacked) was fair but I’ve got no hard feelings towards them,” he said.

“I wasn’t even playing and it’s not like it was illegal; it’s probably frowned on.

“I tried to send it to one of my friends and accidentally put it out there. It was just a laugh, I guess, but it’s something I shouldn’t have done and I regret doing it.

“I probably wouldn’t have had this opportunity if that didn’t happen so it was kind of a blessing in disguise.”

Wakefield kick-off their season against Catalans on February the 17th at Be Well Support Stadium.

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