Norman back in business

27 December 2012 11:30:51 EST

Talented Brisbane utility Corey Norman is hoping to resume his try-scoring exploits in 2013 after progressing well in his recovery from groin surgery.

Norman played 25 games for the Broncos last season and was second in the try list with 10, behind Alex Glenn. And he is relieved to be back in full training with the club following his operation.

I am back on track now and it's all going well.

Corey Norman

The 21-year-old, who can play in the halves or at fullback, enjoyed a purple patch of form as he scored five tries in seven games starting in the Round 16 win against the Rabbitohs.

He said: "The pre-season is going really well for me. I have got two full weeks under my belt now.

"I am back fully running and doing everything with the team which is great.

"It was hard at first this pre-season because I was recovering from groin surgery.

"I am back on track now and it's all going well."

Norman felt tightness in his groin towards the end of the season, and medical staff recommended he have off-season surgery. He says being fully fit going into the 2013 campaign can help him achieve the consistency he desires.

Norman told the Broncos website: "I am now trying really hard to get quality volume into my legs and I am just working on that as best as I can.

"For me it's about consistency and working hard on being good week in week out – that's what the NRL is all about.

"I am also working hard on my defence, that's a key are for all of this pre-season.

"All the players have come back in really good shape actually - the overall fitness levels have gone up to another for sure.

"The pre-season has been tough but we are all getting there, it's going really well.

"I think the coaching staff at the Broncos are doing a really good job with us this year.

"All the boys are getting on board with it all and it's going to help us in the long run, next year is looking good for us."

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