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Phil Gould Describing Josh Addo-Carr As 'The Fastest Man On The Planet' Has Left Fans In Stitches

Phil Gould Describing Josh Addo-Carr As 'The Fastest Man On The Planet' Has Left Fans In Stitches

Right, let's just get this straight: Josh Addo-Carr is rapid.

I mean, he's arguably one of the quickest players in the NRL.

But the fastest man on the planet? Behave yourself.

Josh Addo-Carr. Credit: PA
Josh Addo-Carr. Credit: PA
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There's a good reason why Channel 9 commentator and NRL personality Phil Gould's name was trending on social media platforms this morning.

The former New South Wales coach was in the commentary box last night for State of Origin and let's just say that he well and truly left his mark on the game.

It was a night to forget for Gould's NSW as the Queenslanders, who had previously been described as 'the worst Origin team ever', upset the odds by beating the favourites 20-14 in front of a packed-out Suncorp Stadium crowd.

But one incident late in the contest left Blues fans fuming - Gould included.

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Josh Addo-Carr appeared to be blocked by Corey Allan. Credit: Channel 9
Josh Addo-Carr appeared to be blocked by Corey Allan. Credit: Channel 9

In the dying embers of the game, the ball was kicked through for lightning-fast winger Addo-Carr to chase.

With an empty field and the try line in sight, the Blues speedster looked destined to score.

But when Queensland fullback Corey Allan clearly blocked his path by committing a professional rugby league foul, calls for a penalty try rang out around Suncorp - well, from the NSW fans that is.

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As viewers were left holding their breath and waiting in anticipation as The Bunker ummed and ahhed over their decision, commentator Gould produced one of the funniest and most bizarre one-liners we've heard in a long time.

Actually, it was just one single line - it was several.

"Josh Addo-Carr is the fastest man on the planet," Gould said while replays of the incident were shown on the big screen inside the stadium.

"He's taken out. He's taken out. He's the fastest man on the planet. He's the fastest man on the planet. He'd have got there.

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"He'd have got there. He's the fastest man on the planet. He's the fastest man on the planet."

While Allan did receive his marching orders, NSW fans were ultimately left fuming at the referee's final decision to not award a penalty try.

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It meant the Blues missed out on clinching a historic three-peat, made even sweeter by the fact it would have been in Queensland's backyard.

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That being said, rugby league supporters did have a bit of a giggle after hearing Gould's commentary antics during one of the biggest calls of the series.

The bold claim that Addo-Carr is 'the fastest man on the planet' left most of us scratching our heads.

Fans on social media had a field day with it too.

One user even went as far as changing Addo-Carr's Wikipedia page to describe the Melbourne Storm winger as - you guessed it - 'the fastest man on the planet'.

Gold.








Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@nswblues

Topics: Commentator, queensland, New South Wales, Rugby League, Social Media, nrl, State of Origin, Australia

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.