Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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State of Origin: Queensland Maroons attack must come to life in series finale

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has finally surfaced. Now all the Maroons have to do is locate their misfiring attack as they try to stave off an Origin clean sweep at Suncorp Stadium.

State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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State of Origin winners and losers

Laurie Daley, Cooper Cronk, Jarryd Hayne

Phil Lutton Who fired and who floundered in this year's Origin series?

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Titans review sparks Wayne Bennett rumours

Pressure is building on coach John Cartwright.

Phil Lutton Future of Titans coach John Cartwright in balance after the club announced 'complete review'.

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Brisbane Broncos' run to finals: Our predictions

Broncos winger Dale Copely.

Phil Lutton Winger Dale Copley hasn't lost faith in finals appearance.

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NRL Live: Broncos v Warriors

Daniel Vidot

Phil Lutton NRL Live: Broncos v Warriors

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Brisbane Broncos must move on from the aura of Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

Phil Lutton There must come a point in the existence of the Brisbane Broncos when fans, members, former players and powerbrokers resist the urge to holler for Wayne Bennett as soon as the chips are down.

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Brisbane Broncos split on Wayne Bennett as salary-cap saga continues

Quitting the Knights ... Wayne Bennett's club for 2015 is shrouded in mystery.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos powerbrokers remain in a delicate holding pattern as the club decides on whether to make a play for supercoach Wayne Bennett, amid fresh revelations surrounding its salary-cap saga...

Dale Copley cut from right cloth for Origin: Justin Hodges

Broncos winger Dale Copely.

Phil Lutton Justin Hodges has given Dale Copley his biggest endorsement yet.

Five key questions for the Queensland Reds

Queensland Reds will play out the season without Liam Gill.

Phil Lutton Player movements, Karmichael Hunt, key games and where's Liam Gill?

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State of Origin: End of a winning run that defied belief

Queensland captain Cameron Smith after the NSW win.

Phil Lutton After eight serene years of being able to create and execute seemingly at will, Queensland's State of Origin dynasty ended in a moment of fruitless frustration, the kind of pointless arm-waving that...

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Meninga wants refs to take charge of 'fugly' Origins

'Fugly' Origin football

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has urged Origin referees Ben Cummins and Gerard Sutton to crack down on the ceaseless niggle that turned game two into a 'fugly' exhibition of football instead of a free-flowing...

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Justin Hodges urges Daly Cherry-Evans to release pressure valve

Still learning the ropes: Queensland bench utility Daly Cherry-Evans.

Phil Lutton Maroons veteran Justin Hodges has urged Daly Cherry-Evans to put less expectation on himself as the Manly star desperately tries to stamp his class in the cut-throat theatre of representative...

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State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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Phil Lutton State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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Cameron Smith urges unity as Maroons lick their wounds

Phil Lutton Injuries to force Queensland to bring in fresh faces for game three.

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Smith the greatest hooker ever, says Meninga

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith.

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has declared his Origin skipper Cameron Smith the best hooker that's ever played the game and wished the Blues good luck in curtailing his influence in the Origin opener.

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NRL investigates Brisbane Broncos for alleged salary cap breach

Broncos

Brad Walter and Phil Lutton Third-party deals with Brisbane players worth up to $500,000 are being investigated by the NRL after the Broncos reported concerns of a possible salary cap breach.

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State of Origin: 'players lose faith' in judiciary process after Josh Reynolds decision

Trouble: Brent Tate is upended by Josh Reynolds.

Phil Lutton The North Queensland Cowboys have rallied around their Origin winger Brent Tate while coach Paul Green says players have lost all faith in the judiciary process after the Josh Reynolds decision.

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'I've never been more frightened': Brent Tate pleads for change after lifting tackle

Brent Tate.

Phil Lutton Queensland winger Brent Tate has launched an impassioned plea to the NRL to eradicate lifting tackles from rugby league, saying he never been more frightened as he was sent hurtling in the air by NSW...

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Sam Thaiday backs Brent Tate as Origin tackle debate continues to simmer

Sam Thaiday.

Phil Lutton The Brent Tate-Josh Reynolds incident from Origin I refuses to fade away, with Sam Thaiday defending the Queensland winger amid suggestions he was out of line to speak out over the dangerous throw.