Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
SET OF SIX
Phil Gould The first semi-final clash between the Roosters and Sea Eagles three weeks ago was one of the most gripping and high-intensity games of football I have seen in a long time.
Phil Gould It's the last weekend of the 2013 season. Just two teams remain: the Roosters and the Sea Eagles. That leaves 14 other NRL teams and their fans.
Phil Gould Hands up all those who feel sorry for Sandor Earl? My, there are a lot of you. OK, hands down and take a seat. I have a story to tell.
SET OF SEVEN
Phil Gould You would have to be crazy tipping against Melbourne this weekend.
Set of Six
Phil Gould Some of the hysteria in the media as a result of Luke Brooks' debut performance is just ridiculous.
SET OF SIX
Phil Gould The NRL and Touch Football Australia launched a historic sporting partnership last week representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.
State of Origin
Phil Gould I feel we are losing something from the game of rugby league. It's not about the punching or the shoulder charge. No one goes out onto the field to intentionally do these things. It just happens.
Phil Gould I remember the first time I saw Benji Marshall play. I was calling a Schoolboy Cup game for Channel 9 in Brisbane.
Phil Gould Queensland selectors have chosen only one genuine front-row forward for Game II of the 2013 Origin series.
Phil Gould There are two ways to run a professional football club.
Phil Gould It would be easy to say Panthers fullback Matt Moylan is not playing first grade on Sunday because of the restrictive inadequacies of the NRL's salary cap structures.
Set of Six
Phil Gould Origin is definitely a team game, but I will be particularly interested in the performance of Blues fullback Jarryd Hayne.
Set od Six
Phil Gould I am so excited about the improvement in young Jamal Idris from the Gold Coast Titans this season.
Phil Gould Does the City v Country match really mean something? If we go by the purpose and spirit shown by the 34 players who participated in this event on Sunday, then the answer is ''yes''.
Phil Gould Let me make this point right from the start. The vast majority of today's professional rugby league players are talented, hard-working, passionate individuals who strive every day to become better at...
Phil Gould Phil Gould takes a look at six of the major talking points leading into round three.
Phil Gould The appointment of former NZRL boss Jim Doyle to conduct a study of the development pathways and competitions in Australian rugby league is vital to our game's future.
Matter of degree: Sea Eagles compensate for lapses but Bunnies' Jekyll-Hyde routine could end in heartache
Phil Gould The two better teams won the elimination semi-finals. However, the devil is usually in the detail, so let's dig a little deeper.
Phil Gould A sunny, August Sunday afternoon at their Brookvale home base, hosting the in-form Knights, provided the perfect platform for Manly to make a statement about their 2012 intentions.
Phil Gould South Sydney fans can really start to get excited. They're probably showing signs of jubilation already.