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.
Set of Six
Phil Gould It defies belief doesn't it? It's a real struggle for me to understand how, after everything they have experienced, these two boys decided it was a good idea to go out drinking together in public on...
Phil Gould Tonight is a big night for Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce.
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.
SET OF SIX
Phil Gould I don't think the Wests Ashfield club is being at all unreasonable regarding the conditions it requires to continue funding the club.
Phil Gould It's awards time. Here is Gus' Team of the Year for the 2013 NRL season. Talent galore right across the park.
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.
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 There are two ways to run a professional football club.
Phil Gould Modern-day coaches say that having a great fullback is like having an extra man on the field. Conversely, if you don't have a great fullback, you are giving away a lot of start to the rest of the...
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 'Premierships are won on defence. That's what's we build our game on. Defence, mate. Defence!"
Phil Gould Does your team have a realistic shot at the title in 2013? I like the Rabbits and Roosters.
Set of Six
Phil Gould After losing to the Broncos earlier this season, I wrote about the Dragons performance.
Phil Gould Forget the final scoreline in Friday night's Test between Australia and New Zealand. The Kiwis showed enough in the first 40 minutes of the contest to suggest they will be very hard to beat in the...