Gould remains Blues coach

Phil Gould is to stay on as coach of the NSW State of Origin rugby league team after deciding not to quit. Gould's decision was revealed after a meeting with NSW Rugby League chairman Colin Love today.

He had previously suggested he would probably give up the job because he refused to deal with some News Limited reporters and felt the Origin coach should be available to all media.

Love welcomed Gould's decision to stay on. "Phil is passionate about the State of Origin series and it would have been a shame for him not to be involved" said Love.