Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Phil Gould Were St George Illawarra too good? Or were the understrength Wests Tigers very poor? Let's lean towards the positive here. I think the Dragons have definitely improved from last season.
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?
Phil Gould First impressions can be misleading. They can also lead to lasting impressions that in time prove to be surprisingly accurate.
Phil Gould The terrible injury to Knights forward Alex McKinnon represents one of those heart-stopping moments in sport every person fears.
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.
Set of Six
Phil Gould Some of the hysteria in the media as a result of Luke Brooks' debut performance is just ridiculous.
Phil Gould The Storm and the Bulldogs have made the grand final with vastly different game plans.
Phil Gould The two best teams following the 26 home-and-away rounds of the premiership have safely negotiated the treacherous waters of semi-final football to make their way to the big show on NRL grand final...
Phil Gould Does your team have a realistic shot at the title in 2013? I like the Rabbits and Roosters.
Phil Gould From Ben Barba to Russell Crowe and Dave Smith to Sonny Bill Williams, Phil Gould casts his eye over the big issues with just a day until the NRL season opener.
Phil Gould The six salient points Phil Gould noticed from the first week of the 2013 NRL competition.
Phil Gould An extraordinary result at Gosford on Sunday afternoon. The final score shows success to the Bulldogs 24-8 over the Sharks.
Set od Six
Phil Gould I am so excited about the improvement in young Jamal Idris from the Gold Coast Titans this season.
SET OF SIX
Phil Gould If the Josh Dugan tackle on Panther fullback Matt Moylan on Saturday night was illegal, then I am an astronaut.
Last man standing
Phil Gould The State of Origin period will be over in 10 days time. The run to the finals for the 16 NRL clubs will then begin.