Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Ben Te'o cleared of assaulting Katie Lewis

Phil Lutton Queensland Origin star Ben Te'o won't be charged in relation to an assault allegation stemming from an incident in April.

State of Origin: Maroons name Cooper Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Matt Scott talk tactics with Matt Gillett during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session.

Phil Lutton Cooper Cronk has been named to make his return from a broken arm and Corey Parker returns from a facial injury as the Maroons bolster their Origin squad for game three of the series.

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Maroons' Will Chambers at centre of assault complaint

Will Chambers

Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga will come under pressure to stand down Will Chambers after the Maroons winger found himself at the centre of an assault allegation a week out from the third State of...

Rugby League

Cooper Cronk to return as Maroons try to stave off clean sweep

Return likely: Cooper Cronk is a good chance of returning for the final match of the Origin series.

Phil Lutton Queensland had to wait for one halfback prior to game two. Now they will sweat on another as Cooper Cronk makes an audacious bid to come back in time to help save the Maroons from a demoralising...

League

State of Origin II: Queensland selectors to wait on Greg Inglis, Billy Slater injuries

War wound: Billy Slater receives attention in Origin I.

Phil Lutton Queensland selectors will resist the urge to shake up their Origin side and give injured stars like Greg Inglis and Billy Slater every opportunity to prove their fitness before game two in Sydney...

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Queensland Maroons name squad for second State of Origin match

Anthony Milford Ben Hunt

Phil Lutton Queensland have named a 22-man squad for Origin II due to the high number of players under an injury cloud.

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Meninga on recalled Taylor: 'He hasn't done a job for us in the past'

Dave Taylor

Phil Lutton *****Embargoed until 12pm***** Mal Meninga has fired a broadside at.... one of his own players? The Maroons coach welcomed walloping forward Dave Taylor to camp with a stark dose of reality as the...

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State of Origin: Cherry-Evans to tough it out in face of NSW assault

Racing the clock ... Maroons halfback Daly Cherry-Evans.

Phil Lutton Meninga doesn't believe NSW will target Cherry-Evans' injured knee.

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Guerra gets Maroon nod as Thaiday ruled out

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Phil Lutton Sam Thaiday will miss the Origin opener and Roosters backrower Aidan Guerra will make his debut as Queensland reshuffle their backrow ahead of the first game at Suncorp Stadium.

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Queensland's State of Origin report card

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton rates the Queensland State of Origin team.

Rugby League

Qld's Origin team of familiar faces

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04:  Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston of the Maroons celebrate victory after game three of the 2012 State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 4, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Sydney Roosters backrower Aidan Guerra is the only new face in the Queensland State of Origin side after coach Mal Meninga unveiled the squad that will take aim at a ninth-consecutive series victory.

Lesser lights key to Queensland's Origin hopes

Queensland forward Chris McQueen.

Phil Lutton Roleplayers just as important as superstars for Meninga's Maroons.

The punch: Paul Gallen, Nate Myles and the death of Origin fights

Paul Gallen and Nate Myles trade blows in 2013.

Phil Lutton, Brad Walter The gentrification of Origin football started before the 39th minute of game one, 2013, but this would be the one-two combination that swiftly disinfected the greatest game of all.

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Live: Titans v Rabbitohs

NRL Gold Coast Titans South Sydney Rabbitohs

Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Rabbitohs

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NRL:

Live: Broncos v Panthers

Petero Civoniceva

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Panthers

NRL

Thaiday tweaks his leadership approach

Sam Thaiday

Phil Lutton A change is going to come for Sam Thaiday, irrespective of the five-week countdown he is undertaking on the way to becoming a new father.

Griffin holds no fears for Norman

Phil Lutton Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin says the club has no concerns about Corey Norman after the fullback found himself mixed up in the scandal in which Ben Te'o has been accused of assaulting a woman.

The power of one key for Maroons

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23:  The Maroons celebrate a try during game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Etihad Stadium on May 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton One round to play, one spot to fill. Queensland selectors will keep an eagle eye on this weekend's NRL games before deciding on a key final addition to their State of Origin stocks.

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The good oil: likely Origin team

Phil Lutton Queensland selectors will be breathing a sigh of relief as the countdown to the first team announcement continues, with halfback Cooper Cronk and prop David Shillington both cleared of any wrongdoing...

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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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