Phil "Gus" Gould has declared that the Rugby League World Cup is the greatest sporting competition in the world in a candid interview with WHAB.
"What people don't take into account when comparing the RL World Cup to say the FIFA World Cup is that there are so many Europeans and South Americans and Asians that play the round ball. If the world's population consisted more of Lebanese, good Poly' boys and Papua New Guineans then we'd shit all over the round ball game," said Gould. His comments come on the back of the excitement and joy that was apparent in his call of the Australia vs PNG match.
"That was just great for the game. You couldn't watch that and say that any other code has a better product internationally. Sure other World Cups are more competitive but to see all the teams outside of Australia, New Zealand and England trying so hard is just so refreshing. The enthusiasm and dogged defense the Kumuls showed, and they even got across for a try! International Rugby League is alive and well people! Yeah baby!" declared Gould. He went on to say that he loved the spirit and culture of the Papua New Guinean people, even though he'd never been to their country and probably never would. "I think that with the right people at the helm, the Kumuls could conceivably win the World Cup in the next 8 or 12 years. Look out Australia! Yeah baby!". He also refused to rule out marrying a Papua New Guinean person one day.
Gould went on to stress that he never trys to pump up or over-hype potentially lop-sided games in a desperate quest for viewers. "Everyone loves an underdog and in Gouldian Theory, every team has a 50-50 chance when they take the field. Besides, it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. The scoreboard sometimes doesn't reflect the tightness of the contest. There's no I in team either. Strap yourself in for this one! Yeah baby!".