Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Boxing

World title contender Alex Leapai tackles Tower of Terror

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

NCH SPORT -Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos at Hunter Stadium - PICTURED - Justin Hodges try  -  2nd August 2013 pic Ryan Osland

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.

Rugby

Wallaby job remains McKenzie's top priority

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Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie hasn't ruled out a stint with the Melbourne Rebels from next season but says the Wallaby job remains his top priority list as conjecture swirls about the future of Robbie Deans.

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McKenzie to Rebels 'almost a done deal'

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie hasn't ruled out a stint with the Melbourne Rebels from next season but says the Wallaby job remains his top priority list as conjecture swirls about the future of Robbie Deans.

League

Te'o skips Maroons press conference amid assault probe

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Phil Lutton Queensland withheld Ben Te'o from media duties on Wednesday as speculation about his involvement in next week's Origin opener in Sydney increased.

Voss keen to show Lions not toothless tigers

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Phil Lutton It probably wasn't deliberate but Michael Voss could be forgiven for taking his sweet time on a brighter than usual Monday morning at the Gabba.

Old wounds put aside as Lions greats unite

The Brisbane Lions jumper

Phil Lutton They came in droves to celebrate a team of the ages. The only one missing was Mal Michael, who couldn't get the day off work. Jason Akermanis joked with Michael Voss.

Geale-Mundine fight revisited

Mundine and Geale

Phil Lutton Twelve notes from 12 rounds of the middleweight title fight.

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Road closure updates

Phil Lutton Road closure update

Millman's moment not enough to topple Murray

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Phil Lutton True to his word, John Millman went down flinging leather. Andy Murray was shaken, then finally stirred to put the game Queensland qualifier back in his box at the Brisbane International last night.