Former Super League and NRL star makes surprise switch

Former Super League and NRL star Corey Norman has made a surprise move that very few people saw coming.

Norman left the NRL after 62 appearances at Brisbane, 107 at Parramatta and 59 at St George Illawarra Dragons.

He was designed to be Toulouse’s great escape from relegation alongside fellow NRL recruit Daniel Alvaro and the two very nearly pulled off the rescue mission after the French side stringed together a number of impressive results at the mid way point of the season in which they were both key.

They lifted themselves off the bottom of the table at Wakefield’s expense but in the end the juice ran out and Norman copped a long term ban in a defeat to Warrington that all but consigned their return to the Championship.

This understandably left question marks over his future with still half his ban to run down, was he going to stay in Super League or perhaps he would have another crack at the NRL?

In the end he has made a bit of a surprise switch in joining French Elite One side Lezignan meaning he won’t be leaving France anytime soon.

He joins another former Super League and NRL star in James Maloney there and the two will form a halfback pairing that would many Super League clubs would love to have.

It’s a bit of a surprise to see a player still relatively young leave behind Super League and the NRL but it doesn’t mean he won’t return, after all Nathan Peats made a similar decision last year and ended up back in Super League soon enough ironically alongside Norman at Toulouse.

He himself is being tipped to join Huddersfield as Danny Levi’s replacement.

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