Corey Norman has been charged with the Super League’s harshest ‘Grade F’ charge which carries a minimum eight-match ban. Here are the details

Corey Norman : Ban | Charge | Hopoate | Finger

Corey Norman is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as five-eighth, halfback and fullback for the Toulouse Olympique in the Super League.

Corey Norman : Ban | Charge | Hopoate | Finger

Personal information
    Full name     Corey Norman
Born 3 February 1991 (age 31)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 14 st 5 lb (91 kg)

Norman previously played for the Brisbane Broncos, the Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarrain the National Rugby League, and has played at representative level for the Prime Minister’s XIII and Queensland in the State of Origin series.

Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–13 Brisbane Broncos 62 13 2 0 56
2014–18 Parramatta Eels 107 14 3 1 63
2019–21 St. George Illawarra 59 9 34 4 106
2022– Toulouse Olympique 6 1 0 0 4
  Total 234 37 39 5 229
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 Prime Minister’s XIII 1 0 0 0 0
2019 Queensland 1 0 0 0 0

Norman played for the Broncos NYC Team in 2009–2011, where in 2009 he was awarded as the Broncos Back of the Year.

Corey Norman ban

Former NRL star Corey Norman is facing a monster suspension after he appeared to commit a vulgar act while playing in the Super League.

Norman was placed on report for the incident last week while playing for Toulouse in their 32-18 loss to the Warrington Wolves.

It is alleged he poked the backside of Wolves player Oliver Holmes.

Corey Norman : Ban | Charge | Hopoate | Finger

Norman is set for a hefty suspension after the Rugby Football League charged him with a high Grade F contrary conduct charge, which carries a suspension of at least eight games, but Norman could be banned for longer.

The Sun reports Norman was caught on camera reaching between Holmes’ legs as he made a tackle and was placed on report by the referee.


Former NRL star Corey Norman may have played his last game of professional rugby league after being charged over a controversial incident in the English Super League.

Norman faces a lengthy ban for “inappropriate contact” during a game for Toulouse, after appearing to target the backside of an opponent in scenes reminiscent of former league bad boy John Hopoate.

The ex-Broncos, Eels and Dragons playmaker was handed a “Grade F” contrary conduct charge, which carries a minimum eight-match ban if Norman is found guilty at the judiciary this week.

The charge level is the most serious available in the English game’s judicial system, and is reserved for only the most serious offences.


Controversial former Eels and Broncos star Corey Norman is in strife again – for allegedly trying to ‘do a Hopoate’.

Playing for Toulouse against Warrington in Super League last Thursday night, Norman had a running battle with Warrington’s Oliver Holmes during his team’s 32-18 defeat.

Corey Norman : Ban | Charge | Hopoate | Finger

After the pair tussled in one heated exchange, Holmes complained to the referee.

English league bosses have subsequently hit Norman with the most severe charge possible, Grade F, which carries a maximum suspension of eight weeks.

The charge is open ended, for what is termed ‘other contrary behaviour.’

No specifics of the charge have been made public other than it is for ‘inappropriate contact,’ but English papers are speculating it is for Norman allegedly attempting to stick his finger up Holmes’ backside.


Corey Norman is staring down the barrel of a monster eight-week ban after being accused of trying to stick his finger up an opponent’s backside during a game.

The former NRL star, who is currently plying his trade in the UK Super League with Toulouse, was having a running battle with Warrington’s Oliver Holmes.

Corey Norman : Ban | Charge | Hopoate | Finger

The two were involved in a number of heated exchanges throughout the game, but tensions well and truly boiled over in the second half.

In the 53rd minute of the clash, Holmes had the ball in his hand and ran directly at Norman.

As the two scrambled on the deck following the tackle, the Aussie allegedly tried to stick his finger up his rival’s backside.

Us Australian rugby league fans have seen this sort of stuff before with John Hopoate infamously doing the same back in 2001 while playing for Wests Tigers.

By Rishabh

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