Aaron Woods of the Blues during State of Origin game two.
Aaron Woods of the Blues during State of Origin game two. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Woods fires back at Gould over criticism of Blues

MORE fuel has been poured on the State of Origin fire with Blues forward Aaron Woods expressing his disappointment with former NSW coach Phil Gould.

Woods (pictured) said Gould's labelling of the team's set-up as a "dog's breakfast" was hard to take.

Penrith general manager Gould has gone as far as to say his club does not want any of its players exposed to the NSW environment.

"It sucks because he's (Gould) probably one of the best coaches NSW has had," Woods said.

"It's disappointing but he hasn't been in the rooms. He doesn't know what's going on."

Woods is adamant the Blues' culture does not need an overhaul.

 

Panthers general manager and former NSW coach Phil Gould.
Panthers general manager and former NSW coach Phil Gould. MICK TSIKAS

"If we had won game two, I think it'd be a different tune we'd be hearing now," he said.

"People are just looking for nit-picky things to blow it all out of proportion.

"We didn't perform in game three. So it wasn't good enough."

News Corp Australia


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