Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

League

Josh Hoffman's future with Brisbane Broncos uncertain

Phil Lutton The Brisbane Broncos could yet grant a release to disgruntled fullback Josh Hoffman - but not before the club plays the Bulldogs in the first round of the NRL season.

Josh Hoffman to stay with Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane Broncos fullback Josh Hoffman.

Phil Lutton Josh Hoffman has ended the speculation around his immediate future at the Brisbane Broncos, telling members in a recorded phone message that he remains committed to the club.

Josh Hoffman to be traditional five-eighth in season opener

Josh Hoffman

Phil Lutton Football has the false nine. But Brisbane have abandoned plans for a double six on the eve of their season opener against the Bulldogs.

Wayne Bennett axes Brisbane Broncos' co-captain system, wants Darius Boyd and Russell Packer at Brisbane Broncos

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Knights training at Balance Field, Mayfield. Picture shows coach Wayne Bennett, left, and Darius Boyd, right.
5th June 2014 Newcastle
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Phil Lutton Wayne Bennett has arrived home, pledging to help return the aura to his Brisbane Broncos and confirming this would be the final stop in his storied coaching career.

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Brisbane stand by coaching call regardless of results

Outgoing Broncos coach Anthony Griffin.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos chairman Dennis Watt says the club will stand by its decision to sack coach Anthony Griffin no matter what transpires in the NRL finals, which begin on Friday night.

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Griffin's 20-somethings now key to Broncos finals hopes

Brisbane's Alex Glenn tries to break clear of the Tigers' defence.

Phil Lutton For Anthony Griffin, like the man for whom he must make way, syrupy sentiment won't take up vast slabs of his time as he prepares to depart his current employer.

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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.

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.

Live: Broncos v Cowboys

Thurston

Phil Lutton Live: Bronco v Cowboys

NRL

Hunt shines as Broncos fall at final hurdle

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Ben Hunt of the Broncos celebrates after scoring a try during the round three NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium on March 21, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The night Ben Hunt established himself as a legitimate NRL halfback was, in the end, overshadowed by four minutes of brilliance from the reigning premier.

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No need for Broncos to panic

Stagg

Phil Lutton Hold fire. This is only round one. And just as it is far too early to predict South Sydney will lead a red and green army into the grand final, so is it premature to predict a year of woe for the...

NRL

Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Cowboys

Rattled Hoffman's head knock warning

Brisbane Broncos fullback Josh Hoffman is treated after a head knock last year.

Phil Lutton Broncos winger Josh Hoffman has urged young players to take extreme care following head knocks after revealing how a massive hit during a game last year knocked the stuffing out of his 2012 season.

Live: Broncos v Titans

NRL. Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos. Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Sam Thaiday
Saturday 27th April, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Titans

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Live: Broncos v Warriors

Manu Vatuvei

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Warriors

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Live: Broncos v Tigers

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Tigers

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NRL Live: Broncos v Dragons

Josh Dugan

Phil Lutton NRL Live: Broncos v Dragons

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Live: Broncos v Eels

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Corey Parker of the Broncos is tackled during the round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Skilled Park on July 20, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images) 148940877.jpg

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Eels

Stuart keeps faith in fallen Norman

Corey Norman

Phil Lutton Earlier in the season, when Ricky Stuart eyed off this fixture at Suncorp Stadium, a small part of him would have been elated for his Parramatta Eels to be carved up by a sensational Broncos fullback.

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League

Nothing 'murky' about Ben Barba deal, says Broncos

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Ben Barba in the awrm up before the game during the round 10 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Hunter Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

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Phil Lutton The Broncos have their man, with Ben Barba joining the club on a three-year deal from next season.

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