Off-contract Titans captain Kevin Proctor has a straightforward and compelling reason for why he wants to re-sign with the club.
"I just like where the Titans are going and where we are heading. After being here when the times weren’t real good, I’d like to be here when the times are good," Proctor said after starring in the 30-10 win over the Cowboys.
"I think we are heading in the right direction with Justin Holbrook at the top and Mal Meninga doing his thing."
Proctor, in his fourth season with the club, had a blinder against the Cowboys with a try and two try assists, one of which came when he leapt in the air over the dead-ball line to tap the ball back for Brian Kelly to score.
"I am hoping they watch that video and put a couple of extra zeros on that contract," Proctor grinned.
Captain courageous Proctor taps it back in for Kelly
"That is what I pay my manager for and he is doing all he can behind the scenes.
"I don’t really want to get distracted too much with [the contract] because I know some people can take that on board and it becomes an extra burden. If I can play some consistent footy, hopefully it sorts itself out."
Holbrook was asked at the post-match media conference about whether he wanted Proctor to re-sign and he was full of praise for his captain who has been in top form since returning from a biceps injury in round 11 following a month-long hiatus.
Proctor hits and spins his way to a try
"KP has been great for our club for a long time. There is all sorts of stuff that go in to the recruitment so we will see what happens with that," Holbrook said.
"Just the way he is playing is what I am loving. I love how much he is competing for everything and you deserve rewards when you are trying as hard as he is.
"He was great and he has been great since he came back into our side a couple of weeks ago.
"As we saw today he is competing on everything and to keep that ball back in play after the kick for Brian Kelly’s try just typified what KP is willing to do today to get the win."
Proctor is keen to be part of a future which will welcome David Fifita, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and Herman Ese’ese to the pack next year but his priority is the next seven rounds and getting more victories.
"It is good to get a win against the Cowboys because they have beaten us the last 10 games and it was good to get a win at home and keep building on those last couple of performances," he said.
"Since the Penrith game [in round 11] we have been playing really well but just coming up short so it was good to come away with the win.
"If we want to be a consistent team we have to perform like that each week. That is our standard. We have been big on keeping the bar high."