Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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

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...

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

Mal Meninga watches on during a captain's run at Suncorp Stadium.

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.

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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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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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...

Daly Cherry-Evans firms for State of Origin selection

Daly Cherry-Evans at Maroons training this week.

Phil Lutton Daly Cherry-Evans ticks every box required for Maroons medical staff.

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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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Queensland Maroons name squad for second State of Origin match

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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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Five burning questions about Queensland's Origin squad

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs leaves the field with a leg injury during the round 13 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the New Zealand Warriors at nib  Stadium on June 7, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Do you want GI with that? Five burning questions about Queensland's supersized Origin squad.

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Maroons increasingly optimistic Inglis will play

Phil Lutton Queensland are becoming cautiously optimistic on the Origin prospects of superstar centre Greg Inglis as coach Mal Meninga insists there's no panic in his injury-ridden side a week out from the...

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Maroons in freefall as Corey Parker joins injury list

Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton Just when Queensland thought their injury dramas couldn't get any worse, the Maroons have lost lock Corey Parker to a facial fracture, ruling him out of game two in Sydney next week.

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: Daly Cherry-Evans faces acid Test at final training

Maroons halfback Daly Cherry-Evans is fighting to be fit for Origin 2.

Phil Lutton The injured knee of Daly Cherry-Evans will be tested under a tough contact session on Tuesday afternoon as Queensland try to nurse their halfback towards game two at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

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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.

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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.

Smith the greatest hooker ever, says Meninga

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith.

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has declared his Origin skipper Cameron Smith the best hooker that's ever played the game and wished the Blues good luck in curtailing his influence in the Origin opener.

Half measures: How the Brisbane Broncos pivots stack up

Ben Barba

Phil Lutton Throughout their short but disproportionately successful life as an NRL club, the Brisbane Broncos have thought long and hard about opening the wallet in the player market.