Titans veteran Kevin Proctor has seen a lot of things during his 12 years in the NRL, but he hopes he never sees another season like the Gold Coast’s annus horribilis in 2019.
The tough-as-teak back-rower finished the year as the Titans’ on-field captain, as a savage injury toll tore the heart out of the Gold Coast’s leadership group, including club captain Ryan James and his deputy Tyrone Roberts.
While Proctor thrived on the chance to lead the Titans, a lack of success for the team tempered any enjoyment the 30-year-old Test star was able to take out of a brutal season.
“Yeah, that was the toughest season by far,” Proctor said. “It was a bit of a roller coaster season with coaches departing, new coaches coming in. I just hope next year – I know – we will be better.
“We just didn’t have that cohesion this year. We had too many players in and out.
“You get stuck with injuries sometimes, and that stuff happens in football.
“But we didn’t really click I guess. Let’s hope we can click next year.”
Proctor said the chance to reset and reboot during the off-season before starting again in November under new coach Justin Holbrook would put the Titans on the right track for 2020.
“It will be good to freshen up over the break, and get your head away from footy a little bit, clear the mind and look forward to next year because we still have a really good side,” he said.
“Hopefully Holbrook comes and makes us a bit more cohesive. I am sure with the record that he has over at St Helens, it is going to be nothing but good.”