The Parramatta Eels have made a great start to season 2015 made even more impressive by the fact they lost their very best player, Jarryd Hayne, to the NFL in pre-season.
But that hasn’t stopped former Brisbane Bronco Corey Norman from stepping into the breach and helping the Eels into a new era post-Hayne.
Norman has told The Courier-Mail that he left the Broncos out of frustration and won’t be looking back.
“Yeah there was frustration [with Brisbane] but I wanted to play in the halves and I didn’t know what Scott Prince was going to do, whether he would stay another year,” Norman said.
“I didn’t know what other players were doing and I had to make a decision. I think they saw me as a fullback anyway.
“I couldn’t lock down the halves spot and the Eels offered me a chance to come down and do that.
Now Norman comes up his former team at Suncorp Stadium this weekend.
“It is always fun coming up against your mates and I am still friends with a lot of the boys up there, so I’m looking forward to it.”