Toronto Wolfpack have announced that the club and Brian Noble have mutually agreed to a release him from the remainder of his contract with the Club.
Since the club founded in 2016, Noble had been the Director of Rugby for the Wolfpack and was responsible for overseeing player development, recruitment and managing the day to day activities for the players and coaching staff.
In a statement on the Toronto Wolfpack website, Chairman and CEO, Bob Hunter commented: “Brian has been an invaluable resource and asset to our organisation right from the beginning.”
He added: “Our promotion into Super League wouldn’t have been possible without him. I don’t just speak for myself, but for the entire organisation, as we wish Nobby the absolute best and can’t thank him enough for what he has meant to our Club.”
Brian Noble added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Toronto Wolfpack and have so much pride in helping this organization grow and to see us blaze a trail for Rugby League in North America. It has been an experience that I’ll never forget and feel it’s one of my greatest accomplishments. I have been considering my future since the beginning of the year and I feel that now is the right time for me to move to a new challenge in the game.
He further commented: “My mission has been achieved with the delivery of a strong football infrastructure for the Club both in Toronto and the UK while being part of a brand that continues to attract some of the best talent globally. There’s a great sense of accomplishment knowing that I was able to help the Wolfpack organization in breaking Rugby League out of its traditional heartlands and take the game to new audiences in North America.”
He went on to say: ” I would like to thank David Argyle, Toronto Wolfpack players and staff and the team’s incredible fan base on both sides of the Atlantic, who have always made me feel extremely welcome, and wish them success in their maiden Super League season. The team is in good hands with Brian McDermott and will be a team to be reckoned with for years to come.”
It is yet to be seen if, or when, Noble will be replaced.