If the new-look Phil Gould is something to go by, the Bulldogs will likely be up for the struggle in 2023.
The rugby league icon stole the present at 9’s current NRL season launch when he confirmed off his unbelievable current weight reduction.
The Bulldogs’ soccer division boss has left followers doing double takes in current months after a weight reduction journey that has coincided along with his arrival at Canterbury.
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The 64-year-old has remained tight-lipped about his current physique shred and it stays a thriller precisely how a lot weight he has misplaced.
The Sunday Telegraph reported in December Canterbury insiders consider Gould has misplaced greater than 10kg since he arrived on the membership, having left the Warriors in 2021.
It’s reported Gould’s weight reduction success is the straightforward results of a nutritious diet and coaching program.
9 final week introduced its new commentary group for the 2023 NRL season and the occasion left followers all asking the identical query in regards to the former NSW State of Origin coach’s physique.
In line with The Every day Mail, Gould selected to not elaborate when fellow Channel 9 icon Paul Vautin addressed his weight throughout the occasion.
The sight of Gould even left the previous Footy Present host gobsmacked.
As Gould walked onto the stage for a Q+A, Vautin reportedly mentioned: “Who is that this? Slim Gould?”
The NRL guru is in one of the best form he has been in for years and followers have been getting used to the brand new trimmed-down TV commentator.
It was introduced on the season launch in Brisbane Gould will proceed to be busy in 2023 with the good man juggling his roles between 9’s reside match commentary group, knowledgeable panellist on 100% Footy and his podcast.
9 has made a number of important adjustments to its host of NRL expertise for the 2023 season with Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater and Sonny Invoice Williams the headline acts.
Broadcast hosts James Bracey, Danika Mason, and Emma Lawrence are additionally returning, whereas play-by-play callers Peter Psaltis and Mat Thompson will proceed to name the motion, moving into the large void attributable to the retirement of Ray Warren.
The TV reveals returning for 9 in 2023 embrace, The Sunday Footy Present, 100% Footy and NRLWRAP — a present devoted to the NRLW competitors.
The NRL season will get underway on Thursday night time with the Eels going through off with the Storm. Fox League’s particular protection of the blockbuster begins from 6.30pm. All eight matches of each spherical can be found on Fox League and Kayo.