Back-rower Kevin Proctor has today been selected in the New Zealand Maori Kiwis side that will play the Australian Indigenous All Stars at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Friday, 15 February.
Proctor is the only Titan selected for the Maori Kiwis, but will face off against four Gold Coast teammates – Leilani Latu, Nathan Peats, Tyrone Peachey and Tyrone Roberts – who were chosen in the Australian Indigenous side.
Proctor and Penrith’s James Tamou are the only players to have previously played for the Maori against an Australian Indigenous representative side. They played in a curtain-raiser to the opening match of the 2008 World Cup, which helped inspire the All Stars concept.
The side is as follows:
Peta Hiku - New Zealand Warriors
Dane Gagai - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Esan Marsters - Wests Tigers
Dean Whare - Penrith Panthers
Jordan Kahu - Brisbane Broncos
Kalyn Ponga - Newcastle Knights
Jahrome Hughes - Melbourne Storm
Jesse Bromwich - Melbourne Storm
Brandon Smith - Melbourne Storm
Jordan McLean - North Queensland Cowboys
Kevin Proctor - Gold Coast Titans
Tohu Harris - New Zealand Warriors
Adam Blair - New Zealand Warriors
Danny Levi - Newcastle Knights
Brad Takairangi - Parramatta Eels
James Fisher-Harris - Penrith Panthers
James Tamou - Penrith Panthers
Gerard Beale - New Zealand Warriors
Corey Harawira-Naera - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Joseph Tapine - Canberra Raiders