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Kevin Proctor ban tests Titans' depth

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/05/2017 Mitchell Van Homrigh

Not for the first time in the 2017 NRL season Gold Coast will have their depth severely tested, following the suspension of star forward Kevin Proctor

The Titans face the tough task of playing Melbourne, Manly, Warriors and South Sydney without their former co-captain and are also currently without fellow forwards Agnatius Paasi, Nathaniel Peteru and Chris Grevsmuhl.

It means following the club banning Proctor for four games and fining him $20,000 for his part in the NRL's cocaine scandal, coach Neil Henry is short of big men in the engine room.

Despite what seems like a never-ending lack of troops,Titans forward Chris McQueen says he has no doubt the Titans can perform strongly against Melbourne this weekend, even without the former Storm star.

"He's (Proctor) a quality player, he's an international for a reason, whenever someone of that calibre is out of the team there's always big shoes to fill," McQueen said.

"Someone else will come into that role and do the job for the team."

The Titans would be one of he most experienced teams in having players step up to cover for a missing player.

At various stages of the 2017 season, they have been missing up to 11 players through injury.

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