Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for

NRL must promote tolerance in wake of Adam Goodes booing, says Preston Campbell

Phil Lutton Preston Campbell says the All Stars fixture is more important than ever as changes were made to include a World team to face the indigenous side.

Todd Greenberg coy on ambitions for NRL's top job

Coy: NRL head of football Todd Greenberg.

Phil Lutton Todd Greenberg said he would wait for a formal job description to emerge before deciding whether to make a run at rugby league's top job.

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Brisbane Broncos chief Paul White slams expansion talk, wants more direction from NRL

Calling for strong leadership: Broncos boss Paul White.

Phil Lutton Brisbane boss Paul White wants more direction and communication from the NRL when it hires its next chief executive.

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How Dave Smith grappled with the NRL's biggest issues

Dave Smith (left) has retired as CEO of the NRL at NRL central. Photo Nick Moir 20 oct 2015.

Phil Lutton Outgoing NRL chief executive Dave Smith had his share of issues during his tenure. Here's how he handled six of the game's biggest dramas.

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'We're all good. Life goes on': Brisbane Broncos Ben Hunt puts on brave face after grand final torment

The agony: Ben Hunt reacts as the prize slips away.

Phil Lutton Ben Hunt's brilliant season with the Broncos ended in nightmare scenes in the grand final but the young half remains determined to return to the top.

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Brisbane Broncos fans philosophical as they embrace upside of painful defeat

The agony: Ben Hunt reacts as the prize slips away.

Phil Lutton It was a horror night for Broncos fans but many are already looking forward to going one better in 2016.

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2015 NRL grand final: Brisbane Broncos player ratings

Corey Oates of the Broncos scores a try.

Phil Lutton How we rated the Broncos players for the 2015 NRL grand final.

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NRL Grand Final 2015: Alex Glenn remembers under-20s as he prepares for another shot at title

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Glenn of the Broncos runs with the ball during the NRL First Preliminary Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium on September 25, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Alex Glenn's pre-game preparation has had a few tweaks since was last in a grand final for the Brisbane Broncos.

How Wayne Bennett's grand final glory began in defeat in 1979

Wayne Bennett with the 1979 Brisbane Souths team

Phil Lutton Wayne Bennett has become a master of grand finals but it wasn't always the case, as he found out in an emotional decider at the helm of Brisbane's Souths Magpies.

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Broncos man-child Corey Oates fine-tuned engine on Wayne Bennett's urgings

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jack Reed, Alex Glenn and Corey Oates of the Broncos celebrate a try during the NRL First Preliminary Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium on September 25, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Corey Oates has always had the size but added extra levels of fitness to become a dangerous customer for the Broncos this season.

This was the correct decision: Justin Hodges cleared to take on Cowboys

The right result: Justin Hodges leaves the NRL judiciary after being cleared of a lifting charge.

Phil Lutton There's no need to suggest that justice has been served. Take away the hype and sentiment and timing and the #FreeHodgo campaigns.

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How Wayne Bennett's small-ball revolution helped the Brisbane Broncos to the NRL grand final

Following orders: Matt Gillett says Wayne Bennett knows how to motivate each player.

Phil Lutton Bigger hasn't been better for the Brisbane Broncos this season.

Sydney Roosters happy for Aidan Guerra to help retiring Brisbane Broncos great Justin Hodges extend career at judiciary

Happy to help: Aidan Guerra, right, will testify on Justin Hodges' behalf at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday.

Brad Walter and Phil Lutton Sydney Roosters officials have given their blessing for back-rower Aidan Guerra to help Justin Hodges' bid to lead Brisbane in Sunday night's grand final by testifying on his behalf at the NRL...

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NRL grand final 2015: Anthony Milford, Ben Hunt tip hat to duo behind meteoric rise

Phil Lutton Broncos greats Allan Langer and Kevin Walters have been instrumental in the rise of Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford.

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Don't let Justin Hodges suffer the same fate as me: Steve Roach

Nervous wait: Justin Hodges.

Adrian Proszenko, Phil Lutton Steve Roach believes Justin Hodges shouldn't suffer the same fate as him and miss a grand final through suspension, believing a fine would be a more appropriate punishment for what he described as an...

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Broncos give Corey Parker a hallelujah as belief boils over in Brisbane

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Anthony Milford of the Broncos celebrates scoring a try with Corey Parker during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Corey Parker didn't doubt the Broncos could be in the grand final. All he needed to do was hear his teammates shout it out loud.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall blindly following orders before intercept shocker, suggests Wayne Bennett

Howler: Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Phil Lutton As teammates, rivals and fans try to unravel the meltdown of Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Wayne Bennett believes the Roosters winger may have simply been blindly following the orders of coach Trent Robinson.

Breaking down greatness: Why Johnathan Thurston towers above the rest

Simply the best: Johnathan Thurston has it all when it comes to rugby league.

Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston's all-round abilities have him rated as one of the game's greats.

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Roosters winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall's shocker helps Brisbane Broncos to another NRL grand final


Phil Lutton It was a night to forget for Shaun Kenny-Dowell while Justin Hodges faces a nervous wait to see if he can play in the NRL grand final.

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Wayne Bennett's spin on defeat has Brisbane Broncos primed to beat Roosters

Phil Lutton The Broncos may have lost but Brisbane left their last match against the Roosters feeling on top of the world.

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