Noble eyes World Cup role

Brian Noble insists he would like to coach England in the 2008 World Cup in Australia.

The newly-appointed Wigan head coach hinted recently he would consider stepping down as Great Britain boss to concentrate on his Super League club when his contract with the Rugby Football League runs out after this year's Tri-Nations Series.

But Noble told a press conference on Wednesday morning that he remains fully committed to the international team for the forseeable future.

"I'm out of contract at the end of the year and that's when everybody takes stock of where they're at," he said.

"I'm as committed to Great Britain as I've ever been and I'd like to do it for another 10 years if that's possible.

"I enjoy it. It's a great group of people to work with and I think we've created the right environment for people to improve on that international stage.

"It's a great job and I love doing it but I'm also very committed to the club thing.

"After six years now non-stop, at the end of next year I don't think there is a massive international schedule.

"I'd like to coach England in 2008, there is no doubt about that. I don't know what more commitment people will want."

The 2006 Tri-Nations Series is the third and final event, with Great Britain becoming England when New Zealand tour in 2007.

Noble and assistants Jon Sharp and Dave Lyon were putting the 36-strong squad through their paces in the first of four access days at Edge Hill University in Lancashire in the build-up to the XXXX Test against New Zealand at St Helens on June 27.