Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

League

Justin Hodges urges Daly Cherry-Evans to release pressure valve

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...

Opinion

When it comes to Origin, eight might be enough

Has Queensland's record winning streak taken the fun out of Origin.

Phil Lutton All quiet on the Qld front - have we finally started to tire of beating the Blues?

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League

Queensland players value their Origin spot, says Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has started the Origin campaign on the front foot, saying his players value their place in the Queensland side as NSW continues to wrestle with the fallout of Mitchell Pearce's boozy...

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Half measures: How the Brisbane Broncos pivots stack up

Ben Barba

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.

League

Josh Hoffman's future with Brisbane Broncos uncertain

Josh Hoffman

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.

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Cherry on top after Broncos miss out on Smith

Cherry-Evans

Phil Lutton The revolution at Red Hill won't start with Cameron Smith after all. It could be a blessing in disguise if the club succesfully directs its energy at what surely must be the new prime target.

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NRL

Hunt shines as Broncos fall at final hurdle

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Ben Hunt of the Broncos celebrates after scoring a try during the round three NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium on March 21, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The night Ben Hunt established himself as a legitimate NRL halfback was, in the end, overshadowed by four minutes of brilliance from the reigning premier.

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Opinion

Lote Tuqiri a good buy for South Sydney Rabbitohs

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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.

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League

'Outrage' in Cowboys country over referees' error

Cowboys Petition

Phil Lutton North Queensland management want to move on from the refereeing bungle but Cowboy country remains in meltdown, writes Phil Lutton.

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Rugby league

Officiating is a touchie subject for Thurston

Johnathan Thurston

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.

QRL backs stiff punishments

Brawl

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...

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No need for Broncos to panic

Stagg

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...

Thurston's laughing at scandal-free Townsville

Thurston

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.

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Live: Titans v Eels

Greg Bird

Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Eels

Jake the jack of all trades ready for debut

JAKE GRANVILLE - 24rd March 2013 Action from the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) round 2 Intrust Super Cup clash between the TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS v WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS played at Piggabeen Sports Park, West Tweed.

This image is for Editorial Use Only. Any further use or individual sale of the image must be cleared by application to the Manager Sports Media Publishing (SMP Images). PHOTO : SCOTT POWICK - SMP IMAGES/QRL Jake Granville playing for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

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.

League

Charges, injury derail Mal's perfect Origin preparation

Cooper Cronk

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...

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Live: Broncos v Warriors

Manu Vatuvei

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Warriors

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Crikey!

Crikey! Reptile takes centre stage at Titans training

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Phil Lutton It's not Panthers or Roosters that worry the Gold Coast Titans. At Robina, snakes are are much more pressing matter.

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Newman, O'Farrell join forces to keep Origin

Origin

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.

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NRL:

Live: Titans v Tigers

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Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Tigers

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