Noel Goldthorpe

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Noel Goldthorpe
Personal information
Born (1969-12-25) 25 December 1969 (age 45)
Botany, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–91 Western Suburbs 5 0 0 0 0
1992–96 St. George Dragons 106 25 44 16 204
1997 Hunter Mariners 14 3 8 0 28
1998 Adelaide Rams 22 1 1 0 6
1999–00 Nth. Qld. Cowboys 35 1 28 0 60
Total 182 30 81 16 298
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–93 NSW City 2 0 0 0 0
1997 New South Wales (SL) 3 0 0 1 1
Source: NRL Stats

Noel Goldthorpe (born 25 December 1969 in Botany, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s. He played most of his career in the halves for the St George Dragons. Goldthorpe also played for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Hunter Mariners, Adelaide Rams and the North Queensland Cowboys, whom he captained.

Goldthorpe is notable for breaking the deadlock with a field goal for New South Wales in what was the longest recorded game of rugby league: the final of the 1997 Super League Tri-series against Queensland. In an ironic twist, however, he lost his starting spot at his club due to the impressive debut of Brett Kimmorley who had played in his stead while he was on representative duty with New South Wales.

Goldthorpe was later the captain-coach of the Noosa Pirates in the Sunshine Coast Rugby League competition.[citation needed]

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