The shocking details of Corey Norman’s incident on Warrington Wolves man revealed

Corey Norman of Toulouse Olympique was suspended last night for eight matches, and fined £500.

That was after he had been found guilty by an independent Operational Rules Tribunal of a Grade F charge of Other Contrary Behaviour in last Thursday’s Betfred Super League fixture at Warrington.

The player pleaded not guilty but Her Honour Justice Sarah Wright, who chaired the tribunal, explained that she and the two side members – both former players – were “entirely satisfied” that he had intentionally placed a hand between the buttocks of an opposing player.

The relevant excerpt of the ruling, which will be published in full tomorrow, is as follows:

“The footage of the incident shows a deliberate movement of Corey Norman’s left arm and hand over the top of Oliver Holmes and on to his buttocks. At no point does the footage show a grabbing of the shorts to push Oliver Holmes down as described by Corey Norman. The footage shows a deliberate placing of Corey Norman’s hands and fingers on the buttocks and coupled with the immediate complaint from Holmes, the reaction of his team-mate Danny Walker and the statement of Holmes to which we have measured regard we are entirely satisfied that this was an intentional placing of a hand between the buttocks of the opposing player and we find the charge proved.”

The ban means that Norman will sit out the rest of the Super League season after his mid-season signing almost engineered the great escape for Toulouse.

Of course, the French side still have the chance to stay in the top flight, but they are now more than up against it as they find themselves four points adrift at the bottom of the Super League table with just four games left to play.

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