Wigan Warriors coach Brain Noble has vowed to help new Great Britain coach Tony Smith in any way he can.

The former Lions chief will be happy to speak to his successor Smith about any aspect of the national job.

"I will fully support Tony Smith in relation to international football because I believe in it," said Noble. "I'll speak to him and I'm sure he will give me a ring.

"I'm a big fan of the national game and for me to stick my head in the sand after I've had my go would be ridiculous."

Noble believes the 40-year-old has the right credentials for the position. He added: "He has a great work ethic and has the interests of the British game at heart."