Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Phil Gould Why the Bulldogs and Roosters are the favourites for this week's final matches.
Phil Gould There is no doubt the Roosters are the form team in the competition as we head into week one of the finals.
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.
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Phil Gould A loss to the Broncos would leave the Knights needing to win three or maybe even four of their last five games.
Phil Gould For Gold Coast, this match represented the win they just had to have. Four losses in a row over the past month had them heading in the wrong direction on the ladder.
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Phil Gould Phil Gould runs his eye over the season that was and the finals that will be, offering his expert opinion on who will come out on top in week one of the NRL finals.
Phil Gould Where no game existed, suddenly a golden-point thriller emerged. The match between the Gold Coast and Canterbury yesterday afternoon started out as one of those round-26 matches where little hinged...
Phil Gould I’ve been asked many times in recent weeks to speak about the huge turnaround in the Panthers over the past few years.
Phil Gould How good was Johnathan Thurston on Saturday night? League fans have been privileged over the past quarter of a century to be able to marvel at the skills of six of the greatest ever Australian rugby...
Phil Gould The last time South Sydney won a premiership most people still had black-and-white television sets. That's if they actually owned a TV – 1971 was such a long time ago.
Phil Gould Maybe the Sea Eagles are just timing their run and don’t want to peak too early.
Phil Gould Manly coach Geoff Toovey is 100 per cent correct in his criticism concerning the lack of reward given to teams who win the minor premiership.
Phil Gould The announcement on Monday that 2014 will be Anthony Minichiello’s final season in the NRL should give the Roosters further incentive to win back-to-back titles and send out their popular...
Phil Gould Thank God for the players! If not for them, rugby league would be an absolute circus.
Phil Gould I love my Sunday football. I look forward to it every weekend. But I have to be honest in saying the match played between the St George Illawarra and Gold Coast was extremely hard to watch.
Phil Gould The way Anthony Griffin has dealt with his sacking by the Broncos stamped this man as all class.
Phil Gould I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many matches as I have seen this year in which coaches have selected players out of position to fill holes caused by injuries and suspensions.
Phil Gould The Canberra Raiders travel to Queensland today to play the Gold Coast Titans, having lost seven of their past eight matches.
Phil Gould Please get the microphones and the television cameras off the referees. I haven’t raised this subject for a number of years, but in light of recent events, I would like to reaffirm my objection...
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Phil Gould Peter Sharp is a good man. Humble, always polite, always helpful.