Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

League

Blues' Inglis obsession suits Maroons: Smith

Phil Lutton Greg Inglis has made systematically crushing the dreams of NSW Origin opponents somewhat of an art form.

State of Origin

Blues lack respect for Maroons: Smith

Cameron Smith

Phil Lutton Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Trent Merrin's attack to the head of Brent Tate in game two typified the lack of respect NSW took to Suncorp Stadium a fortnight ago.

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Rugby League

Axe sharpens up Papalii's technique to cut down Blues

Papalii

Phil Lutton Trevor Gillmeister, one of the best defenders rugby league has seen, has made a post-football career by teaching the dark art of how to scythe a man in twain.

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NRL:

Blues force decider

Blues

Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Qld

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Blues send Queensland home beaten, bruised and bloody

State of Origin

Phil Lutton Beaten and beaten up, Queensland are retreating to Suncorp Stadium for an Origin decider nursing a squad sent through the gauntlet by a brutal Blues outfit convinced the sun has set on an...

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League

Relentless Maroons give NSW another dose of blues

state of origin

Phil Lutton The try that sealed it might have been ridiculous, but so too is Queensland's remarkable ability to claw out a State of Origin win.

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Rugby League

'We won by one': Taylor flips Blues the (Greg?) bird

Dave Taylor

Phil Lutton Dave Taylor didn’t play for Queensland last night but he still found himself a star on social media after a screenshot of him seemingly giving the finger to NSW lit up Twitter and Facebook.

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Tough talk backfired for big-mouth Blues

Brett Morris

Phil Lutton Queensland battering ram Petero Civoniceva is tipping NSW to once again tear themselves apart before game two in Brisbane.

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League

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.

No news is good news for embattled Will Chambers

Will Chambers continues to train with the Maroons squad despite this week's assault allegation.

Phil Lutton No news may be good news for Will Chambers, who remains on track to make his Origin debut despite being accused of assault during a night out at a Brisbane backpacker bar.

Smith won't tell crowd to watch Gallen hoist Origin shield

Queenslanders shouldn't feel obliged to hang around to watch this tomorrow night, says Cameron Smith.

Phil Lutton Cameron Smith commands a great deal of respect in Queensland but can't command the Origin crowd to stay in their seat as Paul Gallen triumphantly hoists the shield.

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State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

Maroons

Phil Lutton State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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Rugby League

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...

Meninga wants refs to take charge of 'fugly' Origins

'Fugly' Origin football

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has urged Origin referees Ben Cummins and Gerard Sutton to crack down on the ceaseless niggle that turned game two into a 'fugly' exhibition of football instead of a free-flowing...

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Cameron Smith urges unity as Maroons lick their wounds

Phil Lutton Injuries to force Queensland to bring in fresh faces for game three.

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State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

nsw

Phil Lutton State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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Rugby League

Guerra gets Maroon nod as Thaiday ruled out

papalii

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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More than luck behind Gillett's rise to the top

Phil Lutton Matt Gillett credits his lucky red undies but his Queensland teammates know there's more than good fortune behind the Brisbane backrower's rise to the top of the game.

Rugby League

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.

League

Queensland players value their Origin spot, says Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has started the Origin campaign on the front foot, saying his players value their place in the Queensland side as NSW continues to wrestle with the fallout of Mitchell Pearce's boozy...

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