Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Phil Gould It was always going to be a tough afternoon for all concerned at Newcastle on Sunday. I will leave it for others to describe the events and the emotions of the day.
Set of Six
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.
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 Phil Gould runs his eye over the season that was and the finals that will be, offering his expert opinion on who will come out on top in week one of the NRL finals.
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.
Phil Gould An extraordinary result at Gosford on Sunday afternoon. The final score shows success to the Bulldogs 24-8 over the Sharks.
SET OF SIX
Phil Gould Phil Gould pinpoints six issues pertinent to rugby league this week.
Phil Gould Over the past six months, I have been blessed with the experience of dealing with two of the NRL's truly great players.
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.
Phil Gould Sometimes you witness the battling team pull off the upset victory and all you can do is stand and applaud.