Former New Zealand international Kevin Proctor says he is “really hungry to succeed” in Super League after joining Wakefield on a one-year deal.
The 33-year-old forward was considering retiring from the game after being sacked by Gold Coast Titans in July for posting a video of himself on social media vaping in the CommBank Stadium toilets during a game in which he was not playing.
But Proctor has decided against retiring to take up a one-year contract with Wakefield in Super League for 2023.
Proctor said: “I just can’t wait to get over and get going. The challenge is something I’m really looking forward to.
“I’m hoping my experience will complement the squad and the young fellas that are a part of it.
“I’m really hungry to succeed and can’t wait for the journey to start.”
Wakefield coach delighted to land Kevin Proctor
Trinity coach Mark Applegarth said: “I’m really happy to have Kevin on board for 2023.
“He’s a player that’s done it all in Australia and somebody I’m looking forward to working with. He will definitely drive the standards of the group up in training and games as he’s a real competitor.
“After chatting with Kevin on numerous occasions, it’s clear to see he’s coming over with plenty of ambition left to compete at the highest level. I can’t wait for him to start.”
Proctor has made almost 300 NRL appearances for Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans, winning the NRL Premiership with the Storm in 2012.
The Waikato-born back-rower won 22 caps for New Zealand between 2012-19. He has also represented the Maori All Stars on two occasions.