Initially haggling with the Parramatta Eels over a small amount, the club has finally released Corey Norman who has signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Norman, who had an up and down time during his Eels career, will join the Dragons until the end of the 2021 season.
With the release from the final year of his contract confirmed by the Eels, they wished Norman all the best for the future in a statement.
“The Parramatta Eels Club has released Corey Norman from his final year of his NRL playing contract.
Corey played 106 NRL games for the Eels and we thank him for his contribution to our Club and his community efforts off the field.
The Parramatta Eels Club wish Corey all the best for the future.”
Norman, a Beenleigh junior, has played in 169 NRL games to date with the Eels and previously the Brisbane Broncos.
With his Dragons move confirmed, he looks forward to what lies ahead in his career.
“It’s a big day for myself and my family,” Norman said.
“There are some exciting times ahead.
“The Dragons squad at the moment is really good and coming off a good year so I’m really looking forward to playing with the boys and spending plenty of good seasons here.”
As expected, the club are pleased to have Norman on board as it bolsters their halves and fullback depth ranks.
“Corey is a player who will entertain all members and fans with his ability in attack,” Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward said.
“He is a player who we see will take us to the next level with the way he plays the game.
“When we make these decisions, it’s not always about pure recruitment.
“We talk to our senior players, we speak to our coach. Overall, we have been impressed.”