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Phil Gould responds to Peter Beattie’s awkward brain explosion

Well, this is awkward.

The boss of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Peter Beattie, stumbled majorly when he was asked a simple question by league legend Phil Gould last night.

Mr Beattie was unable to correctly name the Cronulla Sharks.

Phil Gould tells Ben Fordham how it all happened.

“I think I confused him. I thought I’d ask him a simple question, knowing he’d know the answer.

“And when I asked the question he looked a bit confused at me and said, ‘I don’t know’.”

Phil says he felt sorry for the ARLC Chairman.

“He knows who the Cronulla Sharks are and I think it’s the way I asked the question. I don’t think it registered with him.”

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