Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

League

State of Origin: Queensland Maroons attack must come to life in series finale

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has finally surfaced. Now all the Maroons have to do is locate their misfiring attack as they try to stave off an Origin clean sweep at Suncorp Stadium.

Smith won't tell crowd to watch Gallen hoist Origin shield

Queenslanders shouldn't feel obliged to hang around to watch this tomorrow night, says Cameron Smith.

Phil Lutton Cameron Smith commands a great deal of respect in Queensland but can't command the Origin crowd to stay in their seat as Paul Gallen triumphantly hoists the shield.

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State of Origin: Cooper Cronk puts on masterclass

Cooper Cronk gave the Maroons direction that was missing in games one and two.

Phil Lutton Maroons halfback returns to give reminder of what might have been for Queensland.

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State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

Maroons

Phil Lutton State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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State of Origin winners and losers

Laurie Daley, Cooper Cronk, Jarryd Hayne

Phil Lutton Who fired and who floundered in this year's Origin series?

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Titans review sparks Wayne Bennett rumours

Pressure is building on coach John Cartwright.

Phil Lutton Future of Titans coach John Cartwright in balance after the club announced 'complete review'.

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Brisbane Broncos' run to finals: Our predictions

Broncos winger Dale Copely.

Phil Lutton Winger Dale Copley hasn't lost faith in finals appearance.

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League

Brisbane Broncos must move on from the aura of Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

Phil Lutton There must come a point in the existence of the Brisbane Broncos when fans, members, former players and powerbrokers resist the urge to holler for Wayne Bennett as soon as the chips are down.

League

Brisbane Broncos split on Wayne Bennett as salary-cap saga continues

Quitting the Knights ... Wayne Bennett's club for 2015 is shrouded in mystery.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos powerbrokers remain in a delicate holding pattern as the club decides on whether to make a play for supercoach Wayne Bennett, amid fresh revelations surrounding its salary-cap saga...

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.

Five key questions for the Queensland Reds

Queensland Reds will play out the season without Liam Gill.

Phil Lutton Player movements, Karmichael Hunt, key games and where's Liam Gill?

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State of Origin: End of a winning run that defied belief

Queensland captain Cameron Smith after the NSW win.

Phil Lutton After eight serene years of being able to create and execute seemingly at will, Queensland's State of Origin dynasty ended in a moment of fruitless frustration, the kind of pointless arm-waving that...

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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...

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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League

Cooper Cronk says there's no risk in Origin return

Cooper Cronk passes during game one of the 2014 State of Origin series.

Phil Lutton Cooper Cronk concedes he has a number of hurdles to leap before Origin III but insists he's not taking any significant risks as he returns to the Queensland fold from a broken arm.

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Meninga wants refs to take charge of 'fugly' Origins

'Fugly' Origin football

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has urged Origin referees Ben Cummins and Gerard Sutton to crack down on the ceaseless niggle that turned game two into a 'fugly' exhibition of football instead of a free-flowing...

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Will Chambers faces huge test before Origin: Nate Myles

Will Chambers

Phil Lutton A candid Nate Myles says Will Chambers will face one of the biggest tests of his career as he tries to prepare for an Origin debut under the cloud of an assault accusation.

No news is good news for embattled Will Chambers

Will Chambers continues to train with the Maroons squad despite this week's assault allegation.

Phil Lutton No news may be good news for Will Chambers, who remains on track to make his Origin debut despite being accused of assault during a night out at a Brisbane backpacker bar.

No charges expected for Will Chambers

Will Chambers.

Amy Remeikis and Phil Lutton Will Chambers is one step closer to clearing his mind of all things other than his Origin debut.

League

Justin Hodges urges Daly Cherry-Evans to release pressure valve

Still learning the ropes: Queensland bench utility Daly Cherry-Evans.

Phil Lutton Maroons veteran Justin Hodges has urged Daly Cherry-Evans to put less expectation on himself as the Manly star desperately tries to stamp his class in the cut-throat theatre of representative...

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