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Last Updated: Monday, 22 November, 2004, 23:00 GMT
Farrell/Noble scoop top honours
Andy Farrell
Farrell became only the second Briton to win the top award
Great Britain captain Andy Farrell and coach Brian Noble landed the big prizes at the Gillette International Rugby League Awards dinner in Leeds.

Farrell, who will lead Britain out in Saturday's Tri-Nations final against Australia, clinched the Golden Boot for the game's leading player.

And Noble, who is in his first season in charge of the national team, was named international coach of the year.

Farrell became only the second Briton after Ellery Hanley to win the award.

The 29-year-old beat off the challenge of Australians Shane Webcke and 2003 winner Darren Lockyer to lift the title, which was presented by former GB captain and coach Hanley, who won the Golden Boot in 1989.

Farrell has enjoyed his best-ever season, winning the Super League's Man of Steel award for the second time and captaining the Lions to their first hat-trick of wins in over a decade.

He has not missed a Great Britain match since making a try-scoring debut against New Zealand in 1993 and will win his 34th cap on Saturday to climb to fifth place in the British all-time list.

I'd swap all my awards for a win at the weekend
Andy Farrell

Farrell, who led Wigan to within one game of a second successive Grand Final appearance this season, will captain his country for a record 29th time.

"It's always nice to win awards but there is no way you can take them all for yourself," said Farrell.

"Rugby league is a team sport and winning team trophies is the main thing. I'd swap all my awards for a win at the weekend."

Noble guided his club side, Bradford Bulls, to the 2004 World Club Challenge by defeating Penrith Panthers, and narrowly lost out to Leeds Rhinos in the Super League Grand Final after finishing runners-up in the regular season.

Lockyer was named international back of the year ahead of team-mate Anthony Minichiello and Britain winger Brian Carney.

Farrell beat Webcke and Bradford prop Stuart Fielden to the forward of the year award.

New Zealand teenager Sonny Bill Williams was named international newcomer of the year, ahead of Australian Karmichael Hunt and the British duo of Danny McGuire and Stuart Reardon.

Russell Smith won the top international referee award and the developing nations prize went to French forward Djamel Fakir.




2004 TRI-NATIONS

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Saturday, 13 November 2010
Australia 12 - 16
(6 - 6)
New Zealand R
Tries:
Tate, Slater
  Tries:
Kenny-Dowall, Nightingale, Fien
 
 
 
Goals:
Smith 2
  Goals:
Marshall 2

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday, 06 November 2010
England 36 - 10
(24 - 0)
Papua New Guinea R
Tries:
Robinson 2, Clubb 4, Harrison
  Tries:
Aizue, Yere
 
 
 
Goals:
Westwood 3, Widdop
  Goals:
Aiye

Eden Park

New Zealand 20 - 34
(10 - 18)
Australia R
Tries:
Pritchard, Nightingale, Kenny-Dowall
  Tries:
Cronk, Morris 2, Tate, Boyd, Lawrence
 
 
 
Goals:
Marshall 5
  Goals:
Smith 3, Carney 2

Eden Park

Sunday, 31 October 2010
Australia 34 - 14
(26 - 8)
England R
Tries:
Lewis 2, Slater, Tate, Tonga, Tuqiri
  Tries:
Burgess, Robinson
 
 
 
Goals:
Smith 5
  Goals:
Westwood 2, Cudjoe

AAMI Park

Saturday, 30 October 2010
New Zealand 76 - 12
(46 - 0)
Papua New Guinea R
Tries:
Perrett 3, Smith 3, Sa'u 3, Hohaia, Eastwood, Luke, Nightingale, Manu
  Tries:
Yere, Nami
 
 
 
Goals:
Marshall 8, Luke 2
  Goals:
Tongia 2

International Stadium

Sunday, 24 October 2010
Australia 42 - 0
(26 - 0)
Papua New Guinea R
Tries:
Slater, Tate, Cronk, Tonga 2, Morris, Smith, Lockyer
 
 
 
 
Goals:
Smith 5
 

Parramatta Stadium

Saturday, 23 October 2010
New Zealand 24 - 10
(12 - 0)
England R
Tries:
Sa'u, Hohaia, Kenny-Dowall, Marshall
  Tries:
Roby, Widdop
 
 
 
Goals:
Marshall 4
  Goals:
Widdop

Westpac Stadium

Saturday, 16 October 2010
New Zealand Maori 18 - 18
(0 - 18)
England R
Tries:
Thompson, Heremaia, Taumata
  Tries:
Atkins, S Tomkins, O'Loughlin
 
 
 
Goals:
Locke 3
  Goals:
Widdop 3


Wednesday, 06 October 2010
Wales 6 - 13
(6 - 6)
Italy R
Tries:
Thomas
  Tries:
Caligari, Falcone
 
  Drop-goals:
Stewart
 
Goals:
Reece
  Goals:
Mantellato 2

Racecourse Ground

Saturday, 12 June 2010
England 60 - 6
(34 - 6)
France R
Tries:
Widdop, Briscoe, S Tomkins 4, Shenton 2, Ellis 2, Bridge
  Tries:
Bentley
 
 
 
Goals:
Sinfield 6, Widdop 2
  Goals:
Mounis

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