|Proctor playing for the New Zealand Māori in 2008|
28 February 1989 |
Te Kuiti, New Zealand
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Lock, Prop|
Kevin Proctor (born 28 February 1989 in Te Kuiti, New Zealand) is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League. Proctor plays at second-row. Proctor won a premiership with the Melbourne Storm in the 2012 NRL season. Proctor is New Zealand national representative and is of Māori descent.
Born in Te Kuiti, Proctor's iwi is Ngā Puhi. Proctor moved the Gold Coast, Australia as a 12-year-old and attended Palm Beach Currumbin High School and played his junior rugby league for the Tugun Seahawks and represented Australian Schoolboys in 2006 and the Junior Kiwis in 2007 before playing for the Melbourne Storm NYC team in 2008.
In Round 10 of the 2008 NRL season, Proctor made his NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm against the St George Illawarra Dragons playing off the interchange bench in the Storms 36–12 loss at ANZ Stadium. Proctor played in 3 matches for the Storm in his debut year in the NRL in the 2008 NRL season, filling in on the interchange bench in the State of Origin period. Proctor played in the 2008 World Cup curtain opener match for the New Zealand Māori rugby league team against the Indigenous Dreamtime team in the Māori's 34–26 loss at SFS.
Proctor scored his first NRL career try in Round 2 against the Brisbane Broncos in the Storms 16–14 loss at Suncorp Stadium. In Round 7 against the New Zealand Warriors, Proctor suffered an ankle injury in the 14–14 all draw and didn't play first grade for the Storm for the rest of the year, playing in the NYC. On 15 June 2009, Proctor extended his contract with the Melbourne Storm to the end of the 2011 season. Proctor played in the Storms NYC Grand Final team against the Wests Tigers playing off the interchange bench in the 24–22 win. Proctor played in 7 matches for the Storm in the 2009 NRL season. Proctor was named the Storms 2009 Rookie of the Year.
Proctor played off the interchange bench the Storm's 2010 World Club Challenge 18–14 win over Leeds Rhinos. Proctor finished the Storm's drama filled 2010 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches. Proctor played for the New Zealand Māori rugby league team against England off the interchange bench in the 18–18 draw at Mt Smart Stadium.
On 8 April 2011, Proctor signed a further 3 years in his contract to take him through until the end of the 2014 season. Proctor finished the 2011 NRL season with him playing in all the Storms 26 matches and scoring 4 tries. Proctor toured with the New Zealand Kiwis squad during the 2011 Four Nations tournament but didn't play a match.
Proctor played in Storm's 2012 NRL Grand Final victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs playing at second-row in the 14–4 win. Proctor the Storm's successful 2012 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring 6 tries. Proctor was selected to make his international debut for New Zealand in the October test at 1300SMILES Stadium, Proctor starting at second-row in the Kiwis 20–12 loss against Australia.
For the 2013 Anzac Test at Canberra Stadium, Proctor was selected to play for New Zealand at second-row in their 32–12 loss to Australia. In Round 24 in the Storm's smashing 64–4 win over the Parramatta Eels, Proctor played in 100th career NRL match. Proctor finished the 2013 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scored 3 tries for the Storm. Proctor was selected the New Zealand Kiwis 2013 World Cup train-on squad but didn't make the final 24-man squad.
In February 2014, Proctor was included in the Storm's inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad. Proctor was selected for New Zealand in the 2014 ANZAC Test against Australia at second-row in the Kiwis 30–18 loss at SFS. On 27 May 2014, Proctor re-signed with the Storm for a further 4 years, keeping him at the club till the end of the 2018 season. Proctor finished the 2014 NRL season with him playing in all of the Storm's 25 matches and scoring 5 tries. On 7 October 2014, Proctor was selected in the New Zealand Kiwis final 24-man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series. Proctor scored his first international try for New Zealand in the Kiwis 30–12 win over Australia at Suncorp Stadium. Proctor played at second-row in the Kiwis 22–18 Four Nations Final win over Australia at Westpac Stadium.
- Kevin Proctor rugbyleagueproject.org
- Kevin Proctor nzmrl.co.nz