Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

League

All eyes on Corey Oates in NRL return for Brisbane Broncos

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...

Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

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Phil Lutton Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

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Live: Broncos v Souths

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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...

State of Origin

Maroons big up their chances in physical battle

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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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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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NRL:

Blues force decider

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Qld

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NRL:

Excellence of execution as Broncos ease past Titans

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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.

Maroons hopefuls in white-hot form

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Phil Lutton New South Wales will be confronted with a Maroons side stacked with in-form stars and a colossal bench when Mal Meninga unveils his squad tonight for the Origin opener.

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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...

Origin subplot: Rating the Broncos-Rabbitohs Maroons connection

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Phil Lutton With Queensland being forced into changes for the State of Origin decider, Phil Lutton hands out his grades to the aspirants involved in Brisbane’s win over Souths last night.

Te'o tipped for Origin debut

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Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos forward Ben Te'o has reportedly been added to the Queensland State of Origin squad for the deciding game three at Suncorp Stadium.

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

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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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NRL

Live: Broncos v Sharks

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Sharks

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