Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Roar buck big names for rare gems

Phil Lutton Brisbane hope Mensur Kurtisi can follow lead of Thomas Broich and Besart Berish.

'I've spilled litres of blood': Daley fires back at Qld greats

Queensland Red Ben Daley has hit back after criticism of the team's effort levels.

Phil Lutton It's Queensland-NSW derby day and the Reds are locked in battle with... their own former greats.

Wounded warrior Tate had inkling about nightmare Origin series

Brent Tate screams in agony after injuring his leg in Origin last month.

Phil Lutton Tucked down the side corridor of a much happier Queensland dressing room, Brent Tate was perched up on a bench, crutches by side and fiddling with the velcro straps on his full-length knee brace.

Reds refuse to buy into O'Connor reports

James O'Connor

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has endorsed James O'Connor as a quality footballer but refused to confirm reports the former Wallaby had already agreed to a two-year deal at Ballymore.

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The Coal Train cometh as Maroons pick up pieces

Titan Dave Taylor could be in line for an Origin recall.

Phil Lutton The Coal Train could be rumbling towards Origin once again as Queensland selectors turn their eyes towards the bullocking figure of Dave Taylor amid a post-game medical meltdown.

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Emotional Mal Meninga opens up about release of brother from jail

Fozzie logic: The Maroons have had their fair share of off-field troubles under coach Mal Meninga.

Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga says his family will rally around brother Bevan, who was released from prison on Wednesday morning after spending 22 years in jail for the rape and murder of 19-year-old...

Union

Reds turn back to defence against rampant Crusaders

James Horwill

Phil Lutton Not much is going to plan for Richard Graham at the moment. Six losses in seven games has the Queensland Reds contending for the wrong trinket.

AFL

Brisbane Lions ideal boss may be just around the corner

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Phil Lutton, comment The Brisbane Lions will cast the net far and wide in the search for a new chief executive. But they may only have to look over the river to find the perfect candidate to provide some CPR to a...

Boxing

World title contender Alex Leapai tackles Tower of Terror

World heavyweight contender Alex Leapai after riding the Tower of Terror at Dreamworld.

Phil Lutton World title contender Alex Leapai has been preparing to fly to the other side of the world and go toe-to-toe with one of history's greatest heavyweights, Wladimir Klitschko.

The five key elements the Reds need to secure victory

Queensland Reds logo

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds face a momentous test when they open their Super Rugby season against the Brumbies on Saturday night. Phil Lutton examines five keys to victory.

Adam Scott wins Australian PGA Championship

Adam Scott

Phil Lutton Adam Scott crushed the iron that all but secured his first Australian PGA Championship so crisply it sounded like a gun shot.

Golf

The business of being Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Phil Lutton On the fairways of Royal Pines this week, golf fans will see Adam Scott, the player.

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Key calls loom as new Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch takes over

Newly appointed Lions head coach Justin Leppitsch.

Phil Lutton New Lions coach Justin Leppitsch will spend his first days on the job trying to settle his list for 2014, making a series of key decisions he believes will have a profound influence on Brisbane's...

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Lions player accused of tipping man out of wheelchair

Phil Lutton The Brisbane Lions are investigating an allegation that one of their players tipped a man out of a wheelchair before the team's Mad Monday celebrations.

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Quade Cooper returns a 'changed man'

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Last year, Quade Cooper became a rugby pariah with his damning assessment of life in the Robbie Deans' Wallabies.

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Nice trains. Does anybody care about the sport?

Gold Coast 2018

Phil Lutton The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are fast-tracking infrastructure projects. But will anyone care about the sport?

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No blood on my hands, says Rockliff

Tom Rockliff

Phil Lutton Lions star Tom Rockliff has dismissed suggestions he had ongoing issues with axed coach Michael Voss, saying the players remained firmly in support of Voss until the moment he left the building on...

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League

Defiant Hodges won't let injury send him into retirement

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Phil Lutton Justin Hodges isn’t going out like this. The champion Broncos centre knows a second ruptured Achilles has ended his season but insists it won’t end his NRL career.

Ewen McKenzie: no messiah, but a visionary of sorts

Ewen McKenzie.

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie will bring an eye for detail but a firm grip of the bigger picture when he takes over the Wallabies, writes Phil Lutton.

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Maroon momentum vs Homebush hoodoo

Sam Thaiday and the Maroons celebrate a try in game two.

Phil Lutton Momentum belongs to Queensland heading into the Origin decider but the reawakened Maroons must contend with an unflattering record at ANZ Stadium if they want to seal an eighth-consecutive series.