Gold Coast Captain sent off for biting incident during milestone match

Saturday night’s Titans match is set to go down in the history books, not because it was Captain Kevin Proctor’s 250th game, but because he was sent off for allegedly biting someone.

The Titans went down to the Cronulla Sharks 30-18, in what was a high drama match at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

In the 56th minute, Proctor is seen with his mouth around Shaun Johnson’s arm during a tackle, with the ref sending him off shortly after.


It’s the first time in premiership history that someone’s been sent from the field over a biting incident.

The players appeared to clear the air over the matter after the match, which the Gold Coast lost 30-18.

Johnson told Fox Sports after the match that he hopes the matter doesn’t go any further.

“Nah look, nothing happened. Let’s just leave it at that.

“We were both heated in the middle of the game, I was a bit high on him.

“And whatever happened, happened. We’re still mates,” Johnson told Fox.

But there are concerns Proctor may have played his last game now, with a lengthy ban looming when he faces the NRL judiciary.

Titans coach Justin Holbrook says Proctor should not have been sent off, particularly because there was no on-field complaint by the player.

“We need the officials to answer the questions, I can’t answer them.

“We’ve done well going to one ref, too many extra people getting involved in the game.

“Both players know each other really well. They have both exchanged words to each.

“One apologised and Kevin wasn’t the one apologising,” Holbrook said.