Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Meninga has high hopes for a bruised Darius Boyd

Phil Lutton The Queensland coach Mal Meninga says Boyd has until Friday to prove his fitness.

Maroons vow more ball time for Inglis

Controversy around Greg Inglis's Origin eligibility isn't going anywhere.

Phil Lutton Queensland's worst fears came true in Origin one when Greg Inglis failed to get anywhere near enough ball to terrorise NSW. The Maroons have vowed to make sure history doesn't repeat in game two.

Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Queensland name unchanged squad for Origin III

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  (L-R) Darius Boyd, Daly Cherry-Evans, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker of the Maroons sing the national anthem before game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.

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Blues' Inglis obsession suits Maroons: Smith

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Phil Lutton Greg Inglis has made systematically crushing the dreams of NSW Origin opponents somewhat of an art form.

Inglis thrilled Boyd part of Maroons' terrifying two

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  Darius Boyd of the Maroons celebrates after scoring a try during game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Greg Inglis says Darius Boyd, media recluse and Origin try machine, does all the talking he needs on the field.

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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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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Queensland State of Origin squad announced

Chris McQueen

Phil Lutton Queensland will have at least one new face and one controversial inclusion on the bench after naming its extended squad for the State of Origin opener on June 5 in Sydney.

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Selectors will get green light on Te'o

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Phil Lutton Queensland rugby league selectors will be given the green light to pick Ben Te'o in the State of Origin squad as the South Sydney forward continues to weather assault allegations.

Allegations against players leave sports in a quandary

Katie Lewis, who alleges she was punched in the face by Souths forward Ben Te'o

Phil Lutton Everybody loses when footballers are accused of behaving badly. It's a seasonal staple that has cropped up again this week with Ben Te'o facing allegations of assaulting a woman in a Brisbane home.

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Te'o assault claim throws Maroons into turmoil

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Phil Lutton, Marissa Calligeros Queensland's State of Origin preparations were thrown off course on Wednesday as the Ben Te'o saga engulfed the Coolum camp when Katie Lewis, the woman who alleges he assaulted her, took her case to...

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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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Origin Live: NSW v Queensland

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Queensland

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Maroons to unleash the backrow beast in Origin II

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Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.

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Origin selections signal generational change in Maroons

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane

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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GI admits ‘pure luck’ as Maroons ride good grace to victory

Inglis

Phil Lutton If Queensland fans are looking for a staunch defence of the referees' decision to award Greg Inglis that controversial try last night, Inglis himself is about the last guy to ask.

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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...