Gould a publicity-seeker, says

Queensland rugby league captain Gorden Tallis has branded New South Wales coach Phil Gould a "publicity seeker".

Gould had indicated he would step down as Blues State of Origin coach because he couldn't deal with some News Limited journalists. But after meeting with senior rugby league officials he said he would stay on in the high profile job.

Tallis says Gould was always going to keep the job and his antics were a publicity stunt.