He’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past few days, but Corey Norman looks set to stay in Super League.
That’s according to the Daily Telegraph which has reported that the former St George Illawarra Dragons playmaker is in the ‘process of negotiating a new Super League deal’ despite recent allegations of misconduct on the field.
That misconduct involves Norman looking at a potential TWELVE-match ban for allegedly poking the bum of Warrington Wolves forward Oliver Holmes in last week’s vital loss at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Referee Chris Kendall placed Norman on report for ‘inappropriate contact’ after getting tipped off by his touch judge, and, though Norman wasn’t punished on the field that night, the Australian looks destined for a hefty suspension.
The Daily Telegraph gained an exclusive interview with Norman’s Australia-based manager who said, in response to the allegations: “I would be stunned if it was not an accident,” Paul Sutton said.
“I think his hand has just ended up in an unfortunate position. Corey has an immaculate record when it comes to on-field behaviour. He has an exemplary record. I don’t think he has even been charged during his long career. He has certainly never done anything contrary. It is just not his go.”
Norman himself has taken Super League by storm after joining Toulouse on a short-term deal until the end of the season in a bid to help the French side stay in the top flight.
Unfortunately, that stay in Super League now looks to be over for Sylvain Houles’ men, who now sit four points adrift of Wakefield Trinity at the bottom of the table.
For Norman, though, after retiring at the end of 2021 after failing to secure another NRL deal, he now looks destined to earn a Super League contract regardless of the latest allegations.