Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

League

The NRL finals: let's see who really is the best of the best

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Phil Gould There is no doubt the Roosters are the form team in the competition as we head into week one of the finals.

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League

State of Origin: Why the Blues need to win game three

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Phil Gould 1. Never get tired of winning, Blues

League

NRL's copycat coaches losing sight of the big picture

Phil Gould One of the more common inquiries I receive each week from fans is to explain why all teams play their attacking football the same way.

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League

Leaders show their form as NRL season picks up pace

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Phil Gould We are now halfway through round of the NRL premiership race and the State of Origin period looms large.

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League

Forward domination key to Bulldogs' special brand of success

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Phil Gould It might not be the perfect formula. It certainly isn't the prettiest method of play. However the Canterbury Bulldogs have a style they can certainly call their own at the moment - and it's working a...

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League

First-up success can last but there’s a long way to go

Phil Gould First impressions can be misleading. They can also lead to lasting impressions that in time prove to be surprisingly accurate.

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League

Hasler faces dogfight learning to win without brilliant Barba

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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.

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League

Game's evolution about to take another leap forward

Phil Gould I get the feeling we could be on the verge of another shift in the style of rugby league being played by a number of teams in the NRL competition.

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Rugby League

Even stevens in a clash of the titans

On a high: The Storm's Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater celebrate a try in their win against the Manly Sea Eagles.

Phil Gould The Storm and the Bulldogs have made the grand final with vastly different game plans.

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Different styles create perfect mix for finale

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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...

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