“I’m annoyed. I want to win. As I said last week, I am not here just to have 12 months of development, so the expectation is if you are playing this level of footy you come to play every week.
“And if you don’t come, that comes with consequences either in selection or at the end of the year.
“The players have got a pretty clear idea what that actually looks like and we have not been able to deliver that so we need to go away and assess that ourselves as a coaching group and as a group [of] players and remain really calm and really clear on what we need to deliver.”
Noble said he didn’t think the result would impact on the Roos’ right to play on Good Friday, declaring that if access to marquee games were based purely on results then every marquee game should be assessed on the same basis.
There were 28,483 supporters at the match with spectators, players and officials standing and clapping before the first bounce to acknowledge the work of staff at the Royal Children’s Hospital.