Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Set of Six

Phil Gould's Set of Six: Lifting tackles are not all equal

Phil Gould Taking out a game-wide edict on any tackle that even remotely looks like a lift shows little understanding of what can actually happen in a tackle.

Set of Six

Set of Six: Play to the whistle, boys!

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Phil Gould Two weeks in a row now we have witnessed controversial moments in two separate matches with issues relating to half-time and full-time sirens.

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League

Ambush of Manly Sea Eagles means Wests Tigers won't be taken lightly again

Phil Gould As the Wests Tigers were running roughshod over the Manly Sea Eagles and leading 26-0 just before the half time break, many were describing what they were witnessing as a good old fashioned "Ambush".

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League

A masterclass as Maroons target Merritt and Maloney

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Phil Gould There is no other way to describe what happened in Brisbane last night as anything other than Queensland dishing out an Origin football lesson to the NSW Blues.

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SET OF SIX

The time has come for Pearce to create Origin legacy

Phil Gould After having read my Origin previews before games one and two of this year's series, I guess a few people may have formed the opinion I am putting a little too much pressure on NSW halfback Mitchell...

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SET OF SIX

Trio's return to yield more tries than semi

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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.

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League

Blues can have no excuse for failure

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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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League

The new and improved Blues deserved win

Phil Gould In simple terms, NSW won this match because they improved in all facets of their attitude and play since last year’s series; Queensland did not.

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League

Hard grind in the wind, but Tigers showed more puff

Phil Gould Every now and then you get a day like this one. With a strong wind blowing from the south and straight down the ground, both teams were going to experience 40 minutes doing it tough; and 40 minutes...

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League

Missed opportunities, but it was entertaining

Phil Gould Where no game existed, suddenly a grandstand finish emerged.

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Queensland's system has NSW searching

Origin

Phil Gould It was a gripping State of Origin series. The result was still in the balance right up until the final play in the decider.

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