NRL bad boy Corey Norman “tried to stick his finger up an opponent’s rear” as John Hopoate

NRL bad boy Corey Norman ‘tried to stick his finger up an opponent’s backside’ like John Hopoate – and now he’s facing a BIG footwear ban

  • Norman is accused of carrying out the disgusting act on his rival Oliver Holmes
  • Offenses are said to have occurred in Toulouse’s Thursday game against Warrington
  • If found guilty, Norman faces a ban of at least eight weeks from the game

Former NRL star Corey Norman has been hit with the most serious charge after being accused of trying to stick his finger up the rear of an opponent when the pair had a running battle in a Super League game last Thursday night.

The ex-Brisbane, Parramatta and St George Illawarra star was playing for Toulouse Olympique when he allegedly attempted to carry out the disgusting act on Warrington’s Oliver Holmes.

He and Holmes had been involved in several clashes before the Warrington star ran into the Australian in the 53rd minute of the match and Norman’s hand was seen on his buttocks.

Norman (left) is accused of trying to stick his finger up the backside of Warrington star Oliver Holmes (right, wearing a headband) in Toulouse’s game last Thursday night

The charge against Norman brings back memories of John Hopoate's infamous finger-stabbing scandal against the North Queensland Cowboys in 2001, which earned him a lengthy ban

The charge against Norman brings back memories of John Hopoate’s infamous finger-stabbing scandal against the North Queensland Cowboys in 2001, which earned him a lengthy ban

Warrington’s Danny Walker reported the clash to the touch judge before Holmes did the same during a later break in play.

Norman was reported and now the Rugby Football League has hit him with a grade F charge, which is reserved for the most serious offenses and carries a suspension of at least eight matches.

The charge is for inappropriate contact and was dropped because Norman allegedly tried to stick his finger into Holmes’ backside, according to a report in The Sun.

If found guilty, Norman will join infamous ex-NRL star John Hopoate in being rubbed out for the disgusting act.

Hopoate inserted his finger into the rear of three North Queensland Cowboys players while playing for the Wests Tigers in 2001.

He said he was “proud of my finger tricks” in an interview in 2019, despite being condemned by fans and other players when he was suspended for 12 weeks.

Norman (in white) came out of retirement to play for Toulouse and will now face a ban of at least eight weeks if found guilty

Norman (in white) came out of retirement to play for Toulouse and will now face a ban of at least eight weeks if found guilty

The 31-year-old was seen as a talented but erratic star in his 234 games in the NRL - but he also caused trouble and was banned for half the 2016 season for a series of offenses

The 31-year-old was seen as a talented but erratic star in his 234 games in the NRL – but he also caused trouble and was banned for half the 2016 season for a series of offenses

“You can either embrace it and make it a joke, or you’ll be angry your whole life because people will hammer you about it. You just have to embrace it,” Hopoate said.

He also joked that he was “getting a degree as a prostate cancer doctor” when he committed the offences.

Norman came out of retirement to join Toulouse as they attempt to avoid relegation from the Super League this season.

He developed a reputation as a talented but erratic player during his 234 games in the NRL.

The 31-year-old was banned for half of the 2016 season and fined $20,000 after being convicted of drug possession, becoming involved in a sex tape scandal and being warned by police for associating with known criminals.

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