Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

The power of one key for Maroons

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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Cowboys too hot to handle for Broncos

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Matthew Bowen (r) of the Cowboys celebrates a try with team mates  during the First NRL Elimination Final match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at Dairy Farmers Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Live: Cowboys v Broncos

History won't repeat against bigmouthed Manly: Thurston

Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston attacks the Sea Eagles line earlier this year.

Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston has crowned Manly as the game's best verbal provocateurs and expects a torrent of chatter when the Cowboys head to Sydney for their sudden-death final on Friday night.

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Thurston's laughing at scandal-free Townsville

Thurston

Phil Lutton It's only round two. Already, teams are falling apart. Cronulla have a win but the "tick, tick, tick" is deafening. The Raiders have sacked Josh Dugan.

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NRL

Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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Home is finally sweet for reborn Titans

Kevin Gordon

Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Cowboys

Origin subplot: Rating the Broncos-Rabbitohs Maroons connection

Inglis

Phil Lutton With Queensland being forced into changes for the State of Origin decider, Phil Lutton hands out his grades to the aspirants involved in Brisbane’s win over Souths last night.

Petero celebrates in style as Brisbane triumph

Broncos v Dragons live blog

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Rabbitohs

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Harrison ruled out of Origin decider

Titans forward Ashley Harrison.

Phil Lutton Ashley Harrison has been ruled out of next week's State of Origin game three with a broken toe.

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Meninga will wait for Slater but has options at No.1

Billy Slater

Phil Lutton QUEENSLAND are destined to roll the dice on injured fullback Billy Slater, and surround him with an extended supporting cast, as they try to unearth the combinations to win next week's Origin decider...

Injured Slater named in Origin decider squad

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: David Shillington of the Maroons (L) rushes to congratulate Nate Myles after he scored during game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Injured star Bill Slater has been named in the starting side for Queensland as Mal Meninga gives his champion fullback a last-ditch chance to prove his fitness for the Origin decider.

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Rugby League

Dash of Bowen magic tames wasteful Broncos

Matt Bowen

Phil Lutton As far as presents go, vast expanses of defenderless real estate and an open try line in the 79th minute of a game on the edge isn’t too shoddy. Happy birthday, Matt Bowen.

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Broncos excel in post-Locky era

Corey Norman

Phil Lutton Darren Lockyer floated around the Broncos training barbecue like he was still limbering up for his marathon procession into retirement.