Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Titans review sparks Wayne Bennett rumours

Phil Lutton Future of Titans coach John Cartwright in balance after the club announced 'complete review'.

League

Brisbane Broncos must move on from the aura of Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

Phil Lutton There must come a point in the existence of the Brisbane Broncos when fans, members, former players and powerbrokers resist the urge to holler for Wayne Bennett as soon as the chips are down.

League

Brisbane Broncos split on Wayne Bennett as salary-cap saga continues

Quitting the Knights ... Wayne Bennett's club for 2015 is shrouded in mystery.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos powerbrokers remain in a delicate holding pattern as the club decides on whether to make a play for supercoach Wayne Bennett, amid fresh revelations surrounding its salary-cap saga...

NRL finals: The top storylines so far...

Phil Lutton One week down, so much goodness/angst/action/drama/JSoward to digest. Here we go...

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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Bullish Renouf backs Broncos to stun Cowboys

Broncos great Steve Renouf.

Phil Lutton Broncos great Steve Renouf believes Ben Hunt can lead Brisbane to its greatest triumph of the post-Bennett era and storm North Queensland's seemingly impenetrable Townsville citadel on Saturday night.

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Anthony Griffin out to defy Storm and Brisbane doubters

Anthony Griffin is out to prove his doubters wrong.

Phil Lutton Anthony Griffin's 100th game as Brisbane Broncos coach could be one for the ages, writes Phil Lutton.

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League

Josh Hoffman's future with Brisbane Broncos uncertain

Josh Hoffman

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.

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NRL

Renouf demands audit of 'anti-Wayne' Broncos

Steve Renouf

Phil Lutton Brisbane great Steve Renouf has joined a growing chorus of dissatisfaction with his former club, urging the Broncos to call in independent auditors to tear apart the football operations as Red Hill...

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Broncos extend Griffin's contract

Anthony Griffin

Phil Lutton Anthony Griffin started NRL coaching life as a fill-in while the Broncos waited for Wayne Bennett but he has since become one of their best bets, with the club reportedly re-signing Griffin to an...

Broncos boss defends credibility

Brisbane Broncos CEP Paul White.

Phil Lutton Brisbane chief executive Paul White says he doesn't have a credibility issue and has told fans he stands accountable for the hard-hitting decisions that were made in a hectic beginning to his tenure...

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Griffin is rugby league through and through

Anthony Griffin

Phil Lutton To say Wayne Bennett going back to the Broncos would have been a step backwards for the club isn't exactly true. The guy has won seven premierships, is one of the great coaches in any code on the ..

Finally in control, 'Hook' can be his own man

Phil Lutton Anthony Griffin must feel like he finally has the reins of a bolting horse. Up until then, 'Hook' had just been going along for the ride.

NRL's bid from bush ready to be heard in the city

NRL.

Phil Lutton With high-profile rivals devouring headlines, the Central Queensland bid team is set to make some noise.

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What Broncos win over Dragons portends

Broncosdragons

Phil Lutton Some facts came to light at Suncorp Stadium last night. Brisbane are a genuine premiership hope, the Dragons have shaken off the dreariness of the Bennett-era grind and Matt Gillett will almost...

Civoniceva set for Origin swansong

Petero Civoniceva has been a pillar in the Maroons forward pack.

Phil Lutton Another farewell tour is about to begin at Red Hill and rumble right through the middle of an Origin series.