Chris Noakes

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Chris Noakes
Full name Chris Noakes
Date of birth (1985-07-21) 21 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
University Otago University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position First five-eighth
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014- London Irish
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Bay of Plenty
correct as of 4 November 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 1 June 2014.

Chris Noakes (born 21 July 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a professional rugby union player who represents the Blues in the Super Rugby competition and Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup.

Playing career[edit]

ITM Cup[edit]

Noakes made his debut for Otago in 2007 and was a regular starter by the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup, where he scored 51 points for the province. His 2009 season was highlighted by a try in a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Wellington which Otago ultimately narrowly lost. After missing most of the 2010 ITM Cup through injury, Noakes returned to start the final four matches of the season. For the 2011 ITM Cup, Noakes moved to Bay of Plenty to replace the departing Mike Delany at first five-eighth.

Noakes missed the entire 2013 ITM Cup competition following a serious neck injury during the previous Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby[edit]

Noakes was signed by the Highlanders for the 2012 Super Rugby season. Initially expected to a depth player, injuries to Colin Slade and Lima Sopoaga thrust him into a more prominent role, and he made 12 appearances including 7 starts, totalling 86 points in the process.

Noakes joined the Blues for the 2013 Super Rugby season[1] and emerged as a key member of the squad, starting 12 of the first 14 games before having his season ended by a prolapsed disc in his neck and subsequent surgery.


  1. ^ "Chris Noakes to join bumbling Blues". Television New Zealand. 26 Jul 2012. Retrieved 26 Jul 2012. 

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