Corey Norman’s season is over after ban

Corey Norman Toulouse

Toulouse half-back Corey Norman has played his last game of the 2022 season, after being given an eight-match suspension by the disciplinary tribunal.

Norman was given a Grade F charge of Other Contrary Behaviour following the latest round of Super League action.

At the time, during Toulouse’s defeat to Warrington, Norman was placed on report by referee Chris Kendall, after an allegation of inappropriate contact was made by Wire forward Oliver Holmes. Norman has also been fined £500.

In the tribunal, Norman pleaded not guilty to the offence. However, Her Honour Justice Sarah Wright, who chaired the tribunal, was satisfied Norman had intentionally  placed a hand between the buttocks of an opponent.

Explaining their ruling, the tribunal said: “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.”

Norman one of 13 players charged

The Toulouse half-back was the only player to face the tribunal this week. However, he was one of 13 players to receive penalty notices.

In total, two Toulouse players, two Castleford players, two Hull KR players and two Hull FC players will be missing for their sides. On top of that, players from Catalans, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Wigan and St Helens have also been charged.

The full list is below, minus Norman.

  • Olly Ashall-Bott (Toulouse) – Grade B Trip – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Sam Kasiano (Catalans) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Adam Milner (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Suaia Matagi (Castleford) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Matt Parcell (Hull KR) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Ethan Ryan (Hull KR) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jack Ashworth (Huddersfield) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 3 Match Penalty Notice
  • Mike Cooper (Wigan) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Kane Evans (Hull FC) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jake Connor (Hull FC) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Morgan Knowles (St Helens) – Grade A Shoulder Charge – 1 Match Penalty Notice

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9 Comments

  1. Only rugby league would shoot itself in the foot like this. Ban the Toulouse half-back for the rest of season, good idea. Wakefield population 99k, Toulouse population 1m. It is not difficult. If you carry on like this then you will not have a pro game left.

  2. As others have said, basically you’re being rather sad and completely off-topic, basically just wumming because you support a rival team.. Shame you can’t whinge about the stadium seen as it’s mostly getting demolished and a 12 million quid section is being sunk just into the east stand phase of it for next season.
    Seriously though how many junior League teams have Toulouse got set up because they won’t get a lot of help from the RFL and they’re gonna need their own players at some point?
    Also funny you don’t mention the likes of Leigh a town of 44k, plus Cas 40k and Featherstone 15k. ATEOTD they are a small part of the City of Wakefield and only make up 55k, which is smaller than Ossett and Horbury and just make up a blip of Wakefield’s total population which is : 343,932 (2019). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Wakefield.
    By the way, Wigan’s population is 107k, does that matter?
    The inner city population which is what you are quoting, not the suburbs that most of our our fans come from is well over 120k, not your out-of-date 99k. If you’ve been to wakefield in the last 10 years, the council have allowed private building contracts on a huge scale. Just behind my house where an old pit used to sit plus farmers land, they’ve allowed around 4k houses to be built, which are all being built funnily enough along a road called Neil Fox way, which is the main road. not that it matters in this conversation.

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