Ryan James and Kevin Procter have been named co-captains of the Titans in 2017.

Gold Coast Titans head coach Neil Henry has announced that forwards Ryan James and Kevin Proctor will co-captain the club in 2017.

Henry made the announcement in front of over 350 guests at the club’s season launch held at the TFH High Performance Centre at Parkwood Village.

James has spent his entire NRL career at the club and with a total of 93 games played, Ryan will be looking to help the younger and less experienced players further develop their abilities.

"This is not just a proud moment for me, it also means a lot to my family," James said. "I’ve grown up in the local area and have never had any thoughts of playing for anyone else.

"To have signed a new contract last month and to now have been given this additional honour, 2017 has started extremely well and I hope it continues throughout the season.

"To co-captain with someone like Kevin, who is another local product who then went to Melbourne as a young player, and to have him return and partner me in this role is something I believe will be good for the club."

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