Corey Norman has pulled the plug on his NRL career, with the unsigned half claiming he has made the decision to retire because he is “over it”.
A one-time prodigy when he left Brisbane for Parramatta back in 2014, Norman played 228 NRL games and one State of Origin for Queensland.
He landed at St George Illawarra as a high-profile signing in 2019, but eventually fell out of favour and was out of contract this year.
But the 30-year-old insisted he was not forced into his decision and there had been interest from other clubs.
“I’m not even keen to play anymore, I am just over it,” Norman told the YTKR podcast.
“So let’s just call it a day.
“It was a mad, best rollercoaster ever (over) 11 years with the boys. The memories.
“It is what it is, everything has to come to an end.”
Norman’s finest year came in 2017 when he helped guide Parramatta to the finals for the first time in eight seasons.
The Eels went within a whisker of beating Melbourne in the first week of the finals, but ultimately went out in straight sets.
It was to be Norman’s last finals appearance as his St George Illawarra stint included time in the halves and at fullback, as well as the COVID barbecue scandal.
Norman had been linked to Newcastle while there was also some suggestion he could head overseas to the English Super League.