Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Ben Te'o cleared of assaulting Katie Lewis

Phil Lutton Queensland Origin star Ben Te'o won't be charged in relation to an assault allegation stemming from an incident in April.

LIVE BLOG

Origin Live: NSW v Qld

NRL. STATE OF ORIGIN. Game 3. ANZ Stadium, Homebush.
Johnathan Thu
Wednesday 17th July, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Phil Lutton Origin Live: NSW v Qld

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The more they boo, the better I play: Hodges

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16:  Justin Hodges takes a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium on July 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Justin Hodges speaks to Phil Lutton about his Origin future, why the fights mean nothing and how he's always been happy to play the villain in NSW.

Meninga scoffs at Gold Coast mayor's Origin bid

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14:  Mal Meninga gives out directions during the Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session on July 14, 2013 in Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Maroons coach Mal Meninga has swiftly poured cold water on a Gold Coast push to host an Origin at Metricon Stadium ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Rugby League

Axe sharpens up Papalii's technique to cut down Blues

Papalii

Phil Lutton Trevor Gillmeister, one of the best defenders rugby league has seen, has made a post-football career by teaching the dark art of how to scythe a man in twain.

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League

Cherry-Evans will become Maroons mainstay: Thurston

Daly Cherry-Evans

Phil Lutton It was 22 minutes, hopelessly out of position but never out of his depth. Daly Cherry-Evans is only 24 but after patiently waiting for his first Origin chance, he looked as if he'd played a dozen.

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Inglis thrilled Boyd part of Maroons' terrifying two

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  Darius Boyd of the Maroons celebrates after scoring a try during game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Greg Inglis says Darius Boyd, media recluse and Origin try machine, does all the talking he needs on the field.

League

Blues' Inglis obsession suits Maroons: Smith

Greg Inglis

Phil Lutton Greg Inglis has made systematically crushing the dreams of NSW Origin opponents somewhat of an art form.

State of Origin

Blues lack respect for Maroons: Smith

Cameron Smith

Phil Lutton Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Trent Merrin's attack to the head of Brent Tate in game two typified the lack of respect NSW took to Suncorp Stadium a fortnight ago.

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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.

Queensland name unchanged squad for Origin III

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  (L-R) Darius Boyd, Daly Cherry-Evans, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker of the Maroons sing the national anthem before game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.

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Broncos need a rock star and Barba's looking for a band

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Ben Barba of the Bulldogs in the warm up before the game during the round 10 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Hunter Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The Broncos must throw the kitchen sink at Ben Barba if he follows through with plans for a move north, writes Phil Lutton.

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League

Ban Merrin more than a week: Thurston

Stink: Four players were sent to the sin bin afterf all-in brawl.

Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston may have climbed out of a hospital bed to decimate the Blues but he had enough energy after the game to take aim at Trent Merrin’s ‘king hit’ on Maroons winger Brent Tate.

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Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Billy Moore reveals story of the 'Queenslander' cry

Billy Moore celebrates a win with Maroons teammates in 1995.

Phil Lutton Eighteen years ago, Billy Moore screamed a phrase that would catapult him into Origin folklore. But what if he'd never said a word? He ponders an alternative existence with Phil Lutton.

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Rugby League

Meninga hits out over slurs

Nate Myles

Phil Lutton Nate Myles didn't get much of a chance to defend himself in origin I.

Rugby League

Reality check has bruised Maroons hungry again

Cameron Smith

Phil Lutton They are a group of stars at the core of what has been called the greatest origin team of them all.

Too much praise blunts Maroons' edge

Maroons skipper Cameron Smith things adulation may have taken the edge off his side.

Phil Lutton They are a group of stars at the core of what has been called the greatest Origin team of them all. And they may have been damned with praise, with Cameron Smith conceding a glut of admiration at...

Maroons vow more ball time for Inglis

Controversy around Greg Inglis's Origin eligibility isn't going anywhere.

Phil Lutton Queensland's worst fears came true in Origin one when Greg Inglis failed to get anywhere near enough ball to terrorise NSW. The Maroons have vowed to make sure history doesn't repeat in game two.

Enforcer Papalii brings much-needed punch to the Maroons

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton THE first thing you notice when you meet Josh Papalii in the flesh is he is built like a Samoan He-Man figure. That, and his still-strong New Zealand accent. Arise, NSW conspiracy theorists.

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