Kevin Proctor says his halftime “red-hot spray” at fellow co-captain Tyrone Roberts on Saturday was a “brainstorming” session between the two Titans leaders about turning around an awful first half against the Broncos.
Television footage of the game appeared to show Proctor delivering a serve to Roberts as the two players ran to the dressingroom at halftime.
But while Proctor admits frustration at his team’s performance probably accentuated the force of the delivery, the message was nothing more than the co-captains working on a plan to get back into the game.
“It probably looked worse than it was, because it wasn’t actually directed at Tyrone,” Proctor said. “It looked like he was giving him a red-hot spray. But it wasn’t like that at all.
“We were just brainstorming with each other what we needed to fix, and what we needed to do better in that second half.”
Whatever discussion took place obviously worked, with the Titans stemming the flow and keeping the rampaging Broncos tethered to a 6-all second-half scoreline.
Proctor though said the lift in intensity in the second term should have delivered more reward on the scoreboard, with the Titans failing to capitalise on the chances they created with more possession in the second half.
“I think we played pretty well in that second half, we just didn’t take our opportunities,” he said. “We had about three or four try-scoring opportunities that we should have taken. But we didn’t.
“Against a team like that, we need to take those.”