He's never even been to an emerging origin camp so I think he's a fair way down the pecking order for whatever reason.Have always said I'd happily take him back. His attitude was an issue when he used to play Fullback for us, there's no doubt, that's where he developed the pea heart nickname.
But he's been nothing but class for Parra for the last 2-3 seasons, and is improving every single year. Big chance of playing origin next year if he takes another step forward.
I think if you're being overlooked for a fullback, then you're not as close as you think.I suspect he's closer to origin than we expect.
What Fullback was he overlooked for? I assume you're referring to Munster, who played the entire season in the Halves for Melbourne and was picked primarily for his combination with Cronk & Smith.I think if you're being overlooked for a fullback, then you're not as close as you think.
I don't think Norman was even close to being selected this year. I'm not sure why that would change next year.
There are rumours about his attitude that the senior players don't like.
“I’m certainly looking at Corey,” Walters said at Wednesday’s Fox League launch of Saturday’s NRL double header at Suncorp Stadium. “We’ve had some conversations around Corey’s behaviour and for me that’s behind him now.
“He’s been outstanding this year on the field for Parramatta and clearly that shows his attitude off the field has improved. His performance in his last start against the Cowboys was first class so he’s in good touch.
“A key factor is that Corey does play on the left side for his club which is an advantage for him. He certainly wouldn’t look out of place in that No.6 jumper.”
We used to have a backline filled with fullbacks. This team has 6 centresNot really the thread for it, but if we're picking the Origin team tomorrow for whatever reason, this is probably the 17 I'm going with -
9. Smith (c)