After months of speculation, Gold Coast Titans coach Justin Holbrook has finally confirmed who will lead the club this year.
Second rower Kevin Proctor and half-back Jamal Fogarty have been named as co-captains for the 2021 NRL season.
Holbrook says giving both Proctor and Fogarty the honour was an obvious choice, with both players “outstanding leaders who will bring energy, effort and experience to the captaincy role”.
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“I think for everyone in our Club this was the obvious way to go,” Holbrook said.
“I think KP did a really good job last year and the way Jamal came on last year and just lead the side around being a halfback, it was a perfect fit for us this year to have them both.
“They compliment each other and I’m really looking forward to them sharing the role this year.”
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— Gold Coast Titans (@GCTitans) February 26, 2021
Proctor, who has played 252 NRL games, says he’s humbled to have been chosen as captain once again.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my family,” Proctor said.
“This is a massive honour for me and to be able to share it with Jamal and to see where he has come from to where he is now, it’s a massive honour and I can’t wait to get into the season with the boys.”
Fogarty, 27, said he’s extremely grateful for the opportunity, and can’t wait for the season to begin.
“It’s a massive achievement for myself,” Fogarty said.
“I think it is going to mean a fair bit, my family I know they’re going to be proud.
“I get to learn from the best in Kevvy, he’s a professional who does all of the one percenters and people in our team see that every day … for myself to be able to learn off Kevvy who has played in grand finals and has played for his country.”
Proctor and Fogarty will begin their co-captaincy duties this weekend, when the Titans take on the Warriors in their final pre-season trial before Round One gets underway.