Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

League

Australia must lead international league off the field as well

Phil Gould We urgently need a summit on all aspects of representative football. We have had to put up with ridiculous scheduling for far too long.

League

Phil Gould's impassioned plea to the Blues preparing for Origin I

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Phil Gould The tipsters say NSW can’t win. They confidently predict the Queensland juggernaut will roll on.

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League

Origin One exposes dearth of quality Australian props

Phil Gould The bottom line is that many of our best NRL props are Englishmen or Kiwis.

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Set of Six

Phil Gould: Grand finalists back on track

Phil Gould After disappointing displays last week, last year's grand finalists bounced back in impressive fashion. Manly had a gutsy win against Souths, while the Roosters were all class against the Eels.

League

More time on the big stage can only help

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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...

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Rugby League

Small crowd didn't deter the big men from big plays

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''.

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League

Welcome to the new era for rugby league

Phil Gould NRL restructure long overdue

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League

Blues can have no excuse for failure

Phil Gould Following Cooper Cronk's 41-metre field goal that sailed between the posts in game three last year to sink the Blues' State of Origin title hopes for a seventh straight year, a number of the NSW...

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The pressure's on Pearce to perform

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Phil Gould Tonight is a big night for Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce.

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No defence for Cronulla display, but Cowboys will be spurred on

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Phil Gould The quality of yesterday's clash between Cronulla and the North Queensland Cowboys never rose to any great heights.