Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

League

Attracting big crowds all about star power

Phil Gould There has been a fair amount of hysteria in recent times about rugby league attendances.

League

Predicting the NRL top eight is tough, so buckle up for the run to the finals

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Phil Gould With the rounds of matches affected so significantly by Origin now finally behind us, we can at last settle back and enjoy the final third of the season.

Set of Six

Phil Gould's Set of Six: Lifting tackles are not all equal

Phil Gould Taking out a game-wide edict on any tackle that even remotely looks like a lift shows little understanding of what can actually happen in a tackle.

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League

NSW Blues need a long-term plan to stop Queensland's State of Origin dominance

Phil Gould I don't think I can ever remember a period of such intense speculation and comment leading into the selection of a NSW Origin team.

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League

Why NRL clubs need to play at big stadiums

Phil Gould Is it any wonder Sydney teams are finding themselves faced with the dilemma of leaving historical suburban home bases to play in the larger stadiums?

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Set of Six

Phil Gould: Grand finalists back on track

Phil Gould After disappointing displays last week, last year's grand finalists bounced back in impressive fashion. Manly had a gutsy win against Souths, while the Roosters were all class against the Eels.

League

Blueprints are the same, but Storm still do it better

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Phil Gould I thoroughly enjoyed the first games of rugby league for the new season.

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League

Fine game but not quite in top league

Phil Gould What a great event on Friday night. There are so many things to talk about as a result of what we witnessed.

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Queensland's system has NSW searching

Origin

Phil Gould It was a gripping State of Origin series. The result was still in the balance right up until the final play in the decider.

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