Noble: Fax move a ‘win-win’

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BRIAN Noble has labelled his short-term deal with Halifax as a “win-win” for both him and the struggling Co-operative Championship Grand Final winners.

The 50 year old former Great Britain boss, the most successful British coach of his generation, finally set the seal on his open-ended consultancy role yesterday afternoon.

Noble, who revealed the initial contact was made by Fax’s former chief executive Graham Clay, then took training alongside head coach Matt Calland ahead of Sunday’s league clash with Featherstone at Post Office Road.

“I had a conversation last week with Graham and I confessed to being a little bit bored,” said Noble, who has been out of coaching since leaving the Crusaders at the end of last season.

“He asked if I fancied coming down and helping out and while I wasn’t sure I wanted to be involved somewhere every second of every day, I said I would come in and throw a few pearls of wisdom around.

“What I will say from the outset is that my true coaching aspirations lie in Super League, I think I have some juice and energy left to do that.

“But this is a win-win for Halifax and me: I can do some work with the players and with Matt and his coaching staff and keep myself available for Super League.

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