Mark Applegarth speaks highly of Wakefield Trinity’s latest signing Kevin Proctor

Kevin Proctor’s future has gone round in circles recently.

The forward was at the Gold Coast Titans until he was sacked for vaping at halftime in an NRL clash.

It was then rumoured that Wakefield Trinity, Salford Red Devils and Hull FC were interested in the former New Zealand international but these moves didn’t come off and he was set to retire.

However, Trinity have now gone on to sign him on a one-year contract which is reported to be “a very lucrative deal” for the former Melbourne Storm man as he joins the new era at Belle Vue as the stadium is redeveloped and new boss Mark Applegarth taking charge.

Applegarth’s first signing was Featherstone Rovers halfback Morgan Smith and he has followed that up with Proctor.

He has explained why he has signed Proctor on for 2023 on the club’s website: “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 get started.”

A real major signing for the West Yorkshire side, it is the perfect response to Leigh Leopards’ exciting business.

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