It took the Knights five seasons to discover the boy from Inverell, who became a foundation Knight via the Muswellbrook Rams and Northern Division back in 1988, was born to be a hooker and an outstanding one at that.
Second only to Danny Buderus as the greatest hooker in the club's history, McCormack played 154 top grade games for the club between 88-96, only to finish his Knights' career sadly unwanted by the Knights when coach Mal Reilly brought English international Lee Jackson to the club the year before Newcastle's ARL premiership win.
Typically, the man affectionately known as "Moth" has no regrets or a bad word to say about anyone in the latest edition of Toohey's News: The Podcast. We take a nostalgic look back at the career of a legend and one of the greatest blokes to ever pull on the red and blue jersey.
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Season 2, Episode 6 will publish next Thursday.