Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Untroubled Maroons cruising into Origin

Phil Lutton While the state of New South Wales inhales after good news about Paul Gallen's knee, the anxiety north of the border among those responsible for picking Queensland's Origin squad chiefly surrounds...

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Origin selections signal generational change in Maroons

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane

Petero still has an Origin role

Brisbane Broncos veteran Petero Civoniceva.

Phil Lutton Queensland Origin selectors have a handful of key decisions to make for their game one squad but dropping Petero Civoniceva isn't one of them, writes Phil Lutton.

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Super Friday shapes up as ultimate Origin audition

Daly Cherry-Evans, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker will all be auditioning for Origin spots tomorrow night.

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...

GI admits ‘pure luck’ as Maroons ride good grace to victory

Inglis

Phil Lutton If Queensland fans are looking for a staunch defence of the referees' decision to award Greg Inglis that controversial try last night, Inglis himself is about the last guy to ask.

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Thaiday ruled out of Origin two

Queensland's Sam Thaiday.

Phil Lutton Queensland has suffered a blow in the lead-up to Origin two with backrower Sam Thaiday ruled out with a shoulder injury.

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If it ain't broke: Maroons squad unchanged

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Phil Lutton New South Wales may think it's broken after going close in game one but Queensland selectors have seen nothing that requires fixing, unveiling the same 17-man squad for the second Origin in Sydney on...

Harrison ruled out of Origin decider

Titans forward Ashley Harrison.

Phil Lutton Ashley Harrison has been ruled out of next week's State of Origin game three with a broken toe.

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Meninga will wait for Slater but has options at No.1

Billy Slater

Phil Lutton QUEENSLAND are destined to roll the dice on injured fullback Billy Slater, and surround him with an extended supporting cast, as they try to unearth the combinations to win next week's Origin decider...

Injured Slater named in Origin decider squad

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: David Shillington of the Maroons (L) rushes to congratulate Nate Myles after he scored during game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Injured star Bill Slater has been named in the starting side for Queensland as Mal Meninga gives his champion fullback a last-ditch chance to prove his fitness for the Origin decider.

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On-song Locky is sweet music to Maroons selectors

Lockyer

Phil Lutton For the men tasked with meeting on Monday afternoon to select Queensland’s State of Origin squad, the result of the Brisbane-Gold Coast derby mattered less than the quality of its contents.