Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Brisbane Broncos not overly worried by Ben Barba's try drought

Phil Lutton Broncos fullback Ben Barba has sought assurances from head coach Anthony Griffin that he remains on the right track despite being in the middle of the longest try-scoring drought of his NRL career.

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Nothing 'murky' about Ben Barba deal, says Broncos

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Ben Barba in the awrm 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)

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Phil Lutton The Broncos have their man, with Ben Barba joining the club on a three-year deal from next season.

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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.

League

State of Origin winners and losers from Broncos-Titans

Unlikely to make the cut: Ben Barba.

Phil Lutton Who soared - and who came up short - in Broncos-Titans as players make their final audition for Origin spots.

League

NRL investigates Brisbane Broncos for alleged salary cap breach

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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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Sam Thaiday back in State of Origin frame as Broncos demolish Manly

He's back: Big Sam Thaiday is a key player for the Maroons and Broncos.

Phil Lutton Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday has thundered back into the State of Origin frame as he rebounded from a long-term injury in Brisbane's 36-10 thumping of an off-colour Manly at Suncorp Stadium.

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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.

Josh Hoffman to stay with Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane Broncos fullback Josh Hoffman.

Phil Lutton Josh Hoffman has ended the speculation around his immediate future at the Brisbane Broncos, telling members in a recorded phone message that he remains committed to the club.

Josh Hoffman to be traditional five-eighth in season opener

Josh Hoffman

Phil Lutton Football has the false nine. But Brisbane have abandoned plans for a double six on the eve of their season opener against the Bulldogs.

League

All eyes on Corey Oates in NRL return for Brisbane Broncos

Corey Oates

Phil Lutton Brisbane must try to defeat the Roosters minus both first-choice props but the presence of rising star Corey Oates has given the undefeated Broncos fresh impetus as they host the premiers on Friday...

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Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons thriving in 'small ball' NRL

After both bouncing back from poor 2013 seasons, the Broncos and Dragons coaches Anthony Griffin and Steve Price are set to face off.

Phil Lutton Before the NRL season started, the only questions about the Broncos and St George-Illawarra seemed to be which coach would be sacked the fastest.

Sam Thaiday's Broncos captaincy victim to change for change's sake

Phil Lutton Something had to give. The Brisbane Broncos don't have the worst season in their history, then simply front up as if everything was going according to plan.

Live: Broncos v Eels

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Corey Parker of the Broncos is tackled during the round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Skilled Park on July 20, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images) 148940877.jpg

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Eels

Stuart keeps faith in fallen Norman

Corey Norman

Phil Lutton Earlier in the season, when Ricky Stuart eyed off this fixture at Suncorp Stadium, a small part of him would have been elated for his Parramatta Eels to be carved up by a sensational Broncos fullback.

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Live: Broncos v Bulldogs

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Bulldogs

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Renouf demands audit of 'anti-Wayne' Broncos

Steve Renouf

Phil Lutton Brisbane great Steve Renouf has joined a growing chorus of dissatisfaction with his former club, urging the Broncos to call in independent auditors to tear apart the football operations as Red Hill...

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Live: NRL All Stars

Greg Inglis

Phil Lutton Live: NRL All Stars

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Maroons jersey still on the table

Barba

Phil Lutton FOOTBALL appears to be the furthest thing from the mind of Ben Barba as he begins the long process of dealing with the off-field issues that have clouded his rugby league future.

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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Untroubled Maroons cruising into Origin

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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...