Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Brisbane's Sam Thaiday urges caution in quest to slow contest

Phil Lutton Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday says it would be unwise to play a blame game after the neck injury of Newcastle's Alex McKinnon but urged fellow players to use caution in their quest to try and contain...

Sam Thaiday quits Brisbane Broncos captaincy

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

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos NRL forward Sam Thaiday says he remains committed to the club despite stepping down from captaincy after discussions with coach Anthony Griffin.

Sam Thaiday's Broncos captaincy victim to change for change's sake

Phil Lutton Something had to give. The Brisbane Broncos don't have the worst season in their history, then simply front up as if everything was going according to plan.

Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

Michael Jennings

Phil Lutton Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

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Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons thriving in 'small ball' NRL

After both bouncing back from poor 2013 seasons, the Broncos and Dragons coaches Anthony Griffin and Steve Price are set to face off.

Phil Lutton Before the NRL season started, the only questions about the Broncos and St George-Illawarra seemed to be which coach would be sacked the fastest.

Ex-captain Thaiday to ditch 'Katy Perry' football

Veterans Justin Hodges and Corey Parker will lead the Broncos as co-captains.

Phil Lutton Sam Thaiday says the decision to step down as Broncos captain was hard - but was also his.

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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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Live: Broncos v Bulldogs

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Bulldogs

Tipping point on dangerous throws

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

Phil Lutton Brisbane captain Sam Thaiday believes the double spear tackles on South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis could be a turning point in the way the game deals with dangerous throws.

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Idris makes Origin case against Broncos

Jamal Idris

Phil Lutton With just over a week until the Origin teams are named, Phil Lutton runs the rule over Queensland and NSW candidates from the Broncos-Titans derby.

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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State of Origin

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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State of Origin

Master of pushing right buttons to fire up the Maroons machine

Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton It has been suggested Mal Meninga is to rugby league coaching what John Buchanan was to Australian cricket, although with much more substantial thighs.

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Origin Live: NSW v Queensland

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Queensland

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Meninga the man behind the Maroons' magic

Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton After seven years of success, Mal Meninga remains a puppet master capable of pulling all the right strings within his Queensland side, writes Phil Lutton.

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League

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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NRL:

Blues force decider

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Qld

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