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Proctor given four-game NRL ban by Titans

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/05/2017 Ed Jackson

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Gold Coast's board have imposed a four-match NRL ban on forward Kevin Proctor.

Gold Coast forward Kevin Proctor has been given a four-match NRL ban by the Titans for last weekend's cocaine scandal.

Proctor met with the Titans' board on Wednesday to discuss the allegations he and New Zealand teammate Jesse Bromwich used cocaine outside a Canberra nightclub following last week's Anzac Test.

Proctor's ban is twice the length of that imposed by Melbourne on Bromwich, who was given his sentence by the Storm earlier in the week.

In addition to his ban, Proctor has been fined $20,000 and will remain excluded from his club co-captaincy role until further notice.

The 28-year-old will also have to complete 50 hours of community service, primarily in drug and alcohol prevention programs.

"(Kevin) let his teammates down, and seriously disappointed our members and commercial partners," Titans chief executive Graham Annesley said.

"Of course, as a football club our priority is to win as many games as possible, but if we have to suffer some pain in order to drive the message home then so be it."

Both Proctor and Bromwich have been deemed ineligible for selection by the New Zealand Rugby League for this year's World Cup.

Annesley says Proctor has shown remorse and apologised but a stern stance had to be taken.

"We take our responsibility to the community seriously and we will not walk away from tough decisions just to increase our chances of on-field success," he said.

Proctor's ban means he'll miss matches against the Storm, Manly, North Queensland and Warriors.

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