Brian Noble to mentor London Broncos coach Andrew Henderson

Brian Noble
Noble was head coach of Salford Red Devils between April 2013 and April 2014

London Broncos have appointed former Great Britain coach Brian Noble as a mentor to head coach Andrew Henderson.

Henderson, 35, took charge of the Championship club last month after Joey Grima stood down.

"We are very excited to have him on board and hopefully this will take some of the load off Andrew," Broncos chairman David Hughes said.

"We feel that Brian's extensive knowledge in rugby league can only enhance our coaching staff."

After a playing career with Bradford Northern, Cronulla and Wakefield Trinity, Noble moved into coaching with Bradford Bulls in 2000.

He led them to victory in the Grand Final on three occasions and subsequently had spells coaching Wigan Warriors, Crusaders and Salford Red Devils.

The 54-year-old was also in charge of the Great Britain team for 14 games between 2004 and 2006.

Last month Noble declared his interest in joining the Broncos coaching staff and Hughes said he will help Henderson "with particular regard to player acquisition, contracts, tactics and style of play".

Henderson described Noble as "a great acquisition" for the north London club.

"He'll be a great mentor figure for me and I'll be able to bounce ideas off of him. He'll be someone I can open up to in that regard," he said.

The Broncos are currently sixth in the Championship table.