Norman: We're Still in the Season
Dyldam Parramatta Eels five-eighth Corey Norman says as September gets closer, his teammates still have their sights set firmly on finals football.
In his first season at the club, Norman said he's more than willing to take the extra responsibility as a playmaker as the Blue and Gold press for a 2014 finals berth.
The Blue and Gold has been defeated in the last 3 meetings with the Titans, but Norman says he and halfback Chris Sandow are confident they can do the job at CBUS Super Stadium on Saturday.
"There’s still 7 games to go, and if we can make a little run here, we’re certainly right in it," Norman said.
"As a half you’ve got to take the majority of the responsibility, and hopefully me and Chrissy [Sandow] can get up to the Gold Coast and steer the boys around well."
With the Origin series done and dusted, Norman is looking forward to a distraction-free seven weeks for co-captain Jarryd Hayne, who will be devoting all his efforts to the run home.
"Everyone knows Jarryd brings a lot of confidence to this team," Norman said.
"He’s a great player and he’s in good form, so there’s no distractions now with Origin, and hopefully he can find some real good form now."
"We’re still pumped about footy and hopefully we can go up to the Gold Coast and put a show on."
NRL kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday at CBUS Super Stadium.