Cherry-Evans not only overcome an ankle injury in time for Origin I, but then back up three days later to inspire a Manly win over North Queensland.
St George Illawarra have surprisingly been given little hope by the bookies, despite looking a different team with their star halves back on deck against Canterbury.
Hunt and Norman always knew they would need a little time to forge a bond, and at the halfway point of the season their combination is one of the best to watch.
‘‘He [Norman] brings a fun, relaxed attitude to the game, and it elevates the people around him,’’ Hunt said. ‘‘I was at Broncos for a bit, I know I didn’t play a lot with him there, but I knew what kind of guy he was. He’s such a classy player. As soon as he got here he hit the ground running, calling a lot of plays, directing blokes around, and just fitting in really well.’’