Phil Lutton The Brisbane Broncos could yet grant a release to disgruntled fullback Josh Hoffman - but not before the club plays the Bulldogs in the first round of the NRL season.
Phil Lutton Throughout their short but disproportionately successful life as an NRL club, the Brisbane Broncos have thought long and hard about opening the wallet in the player market.
Phil Lutton Maybe short-term deals with vets like Tuqiri will become the norm, rather than a novelty, as coaches try to pad their squads with not only talent, but experience.
Phil Lutton North Queensland management want to move on from the refereeing bungle but Cowboy country remains in meltdown, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton It's only round two. Already, teams are falling apart. Cronulla have a win but the "tick, tick, tick" is deafening. The Raiders have sacked Josh Dugan.
Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Eels
Phil Lutton Fullback? Hooker? Try both. Mop-haired rookie Jake Granville hasn't been a big one for convention as he edges closer to an NRL debut with the Broncos.
Phil Lutton If death and taxes are life's certainties, then Origin must be at the other end of the spectrum. Even with a stranglehold on the interstate series and a settled core of champions, chaos theory has...
Steve Mascord, Phil Lutton KANGAROOS five-eighth Johnathan Thurston has labelled touch judges glorified fans, resulting in an invitation to referees headquarters so their roles can be explained.
Phil Lutton Queensland Rugby League bosses say a life ban for a junior player accused of stomping on a rival's head is a justified as they backed up a raft of punishments following a wild grand final day in...
Phil Lutton Hold fire. This is only round one. And just as it is far too early to predict South Sydney will lead a red and green army into the grand final, so is it premature to predict a year of woe for the...
Phil Lutton Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has joined with his NSW counterpart Barry O’Farrell in urging the NRL not to give State of Origin a permanent home in Melbourne.
Phil Lutton Super Friday at Suncorp Stadium shapes as a mass State of Origin audition on both sides of the border, with the final blueprint of the Queensland and New South Wales squads destined to be influenced...
Phil Lutton It's not Panthers or Roosters that worry the Gold Coast Titans. At Robina, snakes are are much more pressing matter.