Toulouse Olympique star Corey Norman facing allegation of ‘inappropriate contact’ in Warrington Wolves fixture

Toulouse Olympique travelled to the Halliwell Jones Stadium last night – the home of the Warrington Wolves – for a fixture that they knew was a must win.

Warrington started like a house on fire, crossing through Oliver Holmes and then Connor Wrench in the opening 15 minutes.

Toulouse appeared as though they were flagging early on, but the French side managed to claw their way back into proceedings through a Corey Norman effort from a scrum.

And, Warrington were shellshocked when Eloi Pelissier was handed a try after Lambert Belmas had the ball ripped out on the line by Thomas Mikaele just minutes before the break.

Stefan Ratchford added a penalty on half-time to make it 18-14.

Joe Bretherton was sinbinned three minutes into the second-half for pulling Stefan Ratchford back as he went to put down a George Williams kick, but the Wolves only managed to capitalise nine minutes later through Connor Wrench.

Ratchford missed the conversion as the two sides were locked at 18-18, but the Wire halfback added a penalty to make it 20-18.

And, following a sinbin to Harrison Hansen, Wire added another after Matt Dufty crabbed across the line before sending George Williams over.

Warrington had just enough time to cross again through Ben Currie to round off the scoring at 32-18.

However, there were a number of incidents throughout the game that will definitely be looked at the Disciplinary Match Review Panel, not least the ‘inappropriate contact’ aimed at Toulouse’s Corey Norman after a tackle on Oliver Holmes.

The Sky Sports cameras zoomed into the frame with Norman appearing to have his hand around Holmes’ nether regions.

It remains to be seen if anything will come of that, just like Olly Ashall-Bott’s potential trip on Warrington’s Ben Currie as the latter looked to step the line and score.

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