Brian Noble

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 14th February, 1961
Current Age
63 years and 62 days
Place Of Birth
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Awards & Accolades

RLIF Coach Of The Year
2004

Biography

Bradford Northern hooker, a veteran of over 400 games for the Bulls, made his Test debut against Australia in the Third Test on the 1982 Kangaroo Tour. Noble was chosen as vice-captain of the 1984 Lion's tour but was promoted to captain after original choice, Trevor Skerrett, withdrew. Noble's squad did not win a Test in Australia or NZ and nor could he set the Sharks alight during his brief stay in 1985. Noble succeeded Canberra coach Matthew Elliot as Bradford coach in 2000, capturing the English Super League premiership the following year. Noble coached Great Britain in the 2003 Ashes series and in three successive Tri Nations competitions (2004-06).
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Yorkshire Cup 30 6 -   - 24 20 9 1 66.67% List
English Championship 275 23 -   - 84 139 127 9 50.55% List
Tour Matches Bradford Bulls 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Challenge Cup 38 7 -   - 27 23 12 3 60.53% List
Regal Trophy 34 1 -   - 4 22 9 3 64.71% List
Premiership Trophy 9 2 -   - 6 3 6 0 33.33% List
Tour Matches Great Britain 11 4 -   - 16 4 7 0 36.36% List
Test Series 7 - -   - - 0 7 0 0.00% List
The Ashes 4 - -   - - 0 4 0 0.00% List
NRL 8 1 -   - 4 3 5 0 37.50% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1982-84 11 1 -   - 3 4 7 0 36.36% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla NSWRL 1985 8 1 -   - 4 3 5 0 37.50% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1985 8 1 -   - 4 3 5 0 37.50% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford 1980/81 14 2 -   - 6 7 6 1 50.00% List
Bradford 1981/82 24 6 -   - 18 13 10 1 54.17% List
Bradford 1982/83 38 3 -   - 9 20 15 3 52.63% List
Bradford 1983/84 29 5 -   - 20 16 11 2 55.17% List
Bradford 1984/85 27 4 -   - 16 14 11 2 51.85% List
Bradford 1985/86 29 4 -   - 16 13 14 2 44.83% List
Bradford 1986/87 30 1 -   - 4 13 15 2 43.33% List
Bradford 1987/88 35 4 -   - 16 23 11 1 65.71% List
Bradford 1988/89 34 4 -   - 16 15 18 1 44.12% List
Bradford 1989/90 23 - -   - - 17 6 0 73.91% List
Bradford 1990/91 37 - -   - - 23 14 0 62.16% List
Bradford 1991/92 28 3 -   - 12 15 13 0 53.57% List
Bradford 1992/93 27 3 -   - 12 15 11 1 55.56% List
Bradford 1993/94 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Wakefield 1994/95 9 - -   - - 2 7 0 22.22% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford 1980-93 377 39 -   - 145 205 156 16 54.38% List
Wakefield 1994 9 - -   - - 2 7 0 22.22% List
Overall1980-1995 386 39 0   0 145 207 163 16 53.63% List

Your Say

  • Neil Roebuck
    10/10/2023

    What a superb bloke,nobby was.he was a hard working player ,who shirked nothing. But most of all I remember Brian ,taking time out ,to talk ,to the colts, telling them, to work hard,on the weights,training, etc, to improve there game.you could see then ,nobby was destined, to be a successful coach.

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Shawn Dollin, Greg Fiveash, Bill Bates

Sources: Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1981-82, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1983-84, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1985-86, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1982-83, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1986-87, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1984-85, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1993-94, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1994-95, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-96