Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Dale Copley cut from right cloth for Origin: Justin Hodges

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

NRL live: Broncos v Titans

Ben Hannant

Phil Lutton NRL live: Broncos v Titans

League

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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State of Origin spot begging, if Dave Taylor rises to occasion

Phil Lutton The accepted wisdom from players when it comes to State of Origin selection is to worry about your club first and then the rest, like magic, will simply take care of itself.

League

All eyes on Corey Oates in NRL return for Brisbane Broncos

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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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Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

Michael Jennings

Phil Lutton Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

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Live: Broncos v Souths

Scott Prince

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Souths

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...

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Maroons big up their chances in physical battle

Matthew Scott

Phil Lutton The Maroons think critics have missed a trick if they believe their side is chronically underpowered going into the Origin opener in Sydney

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Hodges rattled enough to consider Maroons changes

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Phil Lutton It was only one line from Justin Hodges. But it provided a peek behind the iron curtain of a Queensland Origin side that has rarely doubted its ability to dominate, let alone rebound from defeat.

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Live: Broncos v Tigers

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Tigers

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NRL:

Blues force decider

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Qld

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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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Finally in control, 'Hook' can be his own man

Phil Lutton Anthony Griffin must feel like he finally has the reins of a bolting horse. Up until then, 'Hook' had just been going along for the ride.

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Live: Broncos v Dragons

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Dragons

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What Broncos win over Dragons portends

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Phil Lutton Some facts came to light at Suncorp Stadium last night. Brisbane are a genuine premiership hope, the Dragons have shaken off the dreariness of the Bennett-era grind and Matt Gillett will almost...

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Excellence of execution as Broncos ease past Titans

Petero Civoniceva

Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Broncos

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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...

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Manly edge Broncos

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Manly

Meninga's got big ideas for Queensland after naming mammoth bench

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30:  Mal Meninga calls out to his players during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Hyatt Coolum on June 30, 2011 in Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton MAL MENINGA insists Queensland retain the passion and the Maroons coach has the power to back it up, with one of the most physically imposing sides in Origin history unveiled in Brisbane last night.