Rugby League

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Not over yet ... the Sharks after their loss to the Rabbitohs on Monday night.

Spirited Sharks can still take a bite out of rivals

People are writing off the Cronulla Sharks way too soon. I know the past few weeks haven't been great but I still think they are well on track towards producing a spirited title challenge in this year's finals series.

Old-fashioned carve up: Blake Ferguson breaks through the Dragons defence.

Sorry Dragons blown off the park by Roosters

The Sydney Roosters were far too good for the St George Illawarra Dragons, stampeding to a massive 42-6 victory in what can only be described as a most dominant display.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs palms off Dylan Walker of Manly during the round 23 NRL match ...

Are the Bulldogs contenders or pretenders?

The Bulldogs’ forwards play like halves. The Bulldogs’ halves play like fullbacks. For most of the game, the fullback looks like the third wheel at a romantic dinner for two.

Back in the NRL: Jarryd Hayne takes on the defence in his first run for the Titans during the match against the Warriors.

Hayne showed he hasn't lost magic

He polarises opinion with the way he lives his life and approaches his sporting career, but no one can argue with Jarryd Hayne's amazing talents and his ability to rise to the challenge.