The Titans have unveiled their 2020 leaders, confirming that Ryan James will continue to captain the side, alongside Kevin Proctor.
Proctor and James are consider some of the most experienced players at the Titans, with a total of 384 NRL games between them.
Proctor will continue on with the on-field captaincy role that he inherited last year when James was sidelined with his knee injury.
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While James will captain from the sidelines, in the role of off-field spokesman and ambassador.
Proctor says this is an emotional moment for him, returning to the post he had to give up in 2017.
“It’s kind of overwhelming.
“Justin asked to go for a coffee, and I wasn’t sure what he wanted to talk about. But when he asked me if I wanted the job, I was over the moon.
“I never thought I’d be in this position again, and it is a super proud moment.
“I have put a lot of hard work in personally and fixed a few things. I’m really grateful.
“There has been a lot of positive change around the Club, and we’ve certainly gone up a level in everything that we’ve done and will do,” he said.
“We’re up and about, and looking forward to what we hope is an exciting 2020 season.
“I want to be known as hard-working, and someone that they can trust on the field, but also off the field.
“I just want to be one of those players that people want to play with.
“If that’s the legacy I leave when I finish at the Club, I can leave with my head held high,” Proctor said.
Ryan James says he’s honoured to be chosen for a leadership role at the Titans despite not being able to take the field in 2020.
“It’s obviously disappointing that I won’t be on the field with the boys but I’m definitely all in, in regards to helping the team and Club move forward.
“We all know that Kevin is an actions man, and I’ll definitely be an ear for whatever he wants to talk about.”
“Kev is a great choice as he’s done it all in the game and is 100 per cent with everything that he does,” James said.
“He should hit the 250-game milestone this year, so he’s been around the game for a long time.
“He has been around plenty of great leaders, both on and off the field, over his time in the game, so there is no doubt he has taken little pieces from them that he can pass on to our group,” James said.