The incident occurred between Toulouse’s Norman and Warrington Wolves’ Oliver Holmes in the course of the two groups’ match final Thursday.
The 31-year-old Norman, who spent 11 years enjoying in Australia’s Nationwide Rugby League earlier than becoming a member of Toulouse in April, pled not responsible to the offense.
However tribunal chair Justice Sarah Wright and the 2 facet members, each former gamers, have been “fully glad” the act was intentional.
Holmes complained concerning the incident in the course of the match and in addition offered a press release to the tribunal.
“The footage of the incident exhibits a deliberate motion of Corey Norman’s left arm and hand excessive of Oliver Holmes and on to his buttocks,” the ruling stated.
“At no level does the footage present a grabbing of the shorts to push Oliver Holmes down as described by Corey Norman.”
Norman initially introduced his retirement from rugby league on the finish of final 12 months earlier than returning to the game with Toulouse on a contract operating till the top of the present season.
The French facet is at present backside of the Tremendous League with 4 video games left to play this season.