Mr Phillip John Borell is lecturer at the University of Canterbury. He is "Currently researching the history of Maori in Rugby League and Sport. Relevance of class, class differences, Maori influence, whanau and development in Rugby League. Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Colonisation and Maori."
- http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/spark/Researcher.aspx?researcherid=4046478 2 December 2016
- "Patriotic Games: Boundaries and Masculinity in New Zealand Sport." Indigenous Men and Masculinities. Ed. R.A. Innes and K. Anderson. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, (2015): 165-180.
- "Dual discourses of sport and education: An effectual blend for Māori development." Children, young people and sport: Studies on experience and meaning. Ed. R.L. Light. Christchurch: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016.
- Co-author A. Macfarlane.
- "Brothers in Arms: A history of Māori Influence on and Contributions to Rugby League." University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Ngā Kete a Rēhua: Inaugural Māori Research Symposium - Te Waipounamu, 4-5 Sep 2008. In Ngā Kete a Rēhua: Inaugural Māori Research Symposium Te Waipounamu - Proceedings Book (2010): 73-75.
- "Walking the Space Between: Identity and Māori/Pākēha. Webber, Melinda NZCER Press, Wellington." New Zealand Journal of Sociology 26 (2010): 106-107.
- He iti hoki te mokoroa: Māori Contributions to the Sport of Rugby League. MA, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2012.