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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Two years after his death, the Artie Beetson juggernaut rolls on

Beetson in action for Eastern Suburbs in 1976.

Phil Lutton In life, Artie Beetson was a giant of the game. In death he has become, in the words of brother Barry, a ''juggernaut''.

League

NRL boss Dave Smith stands firm on Luke Keary Origin stoush

Luke Keary

Phil Lutton NRL chief executive Dave Smith has stood firm on the Origin eligibility rules, even if it means South Sydney prospect Luke Keary misses out on playing for his preferred state of Queensland.

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Rugby League

Reality check has bruised Maroons hungry again

Cameron Smith

Phil Lutton They are a group of stars at the core of what has been called the greatest origin team of them all.

Too much praise blunts Maroons' edge

Maroons skipper Cameron Smith things adulation may have taken the edge off his side.

Phil Lutton They are a group of stars at the core of what has been called the greatest Origin team of them all. And they may have been damned with praise, with Cameron Smith conceding a glut of admiration at...

Rugby League

Meninga hits out over slurs

Nate Myles

Phil Lutton Nate Myles didn't get much of a chance to defend himself in origin I.

Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Maroon momentum vs Homebush hoodoo

Sam Thaiday and the Maroons celebrate a try in game two.

Phil Lutton Momentum belongs to Queensland heading into the Origin decider but the reawakened Maroons must contend with an unflattering record at ANZ Stadium if they want to seal an eighth-consecutive series.

League

Cherry-Evans will become Maroons mainstay: Thurston

Daly Cherry-Evans

Phil Lutton It was 22 minutes, hopelessly out of position but never out of his depth. Daly Cherry-Evans is only 24 but after patiently waiting for his first Origin chance, he looked as if he'd played a dozen.

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Inglis thrilled Boyd part of Maroons' terrifying two

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  Darius Boyd of the Maroons celebrates after scoring a try during 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 Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Greg Inglis says Darius Boyd, media recluse and Origin try machine, does all the talking he needs on the field.

The more they boo, the better I play: Hodges

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16:  Justin Hodges takes a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium on July 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Justin Hodges speaks to Phil Lutton about his Origin future, why the fights mean nothing and how he's always been happy to play the villain in NSW.

Ben Te'o cleared of assaulting Katie Lewis

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Ben Te'o 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 Origin star Ben Te'o won't be charged in relation to an assault allegation stemming from an incident in April.

LIVE BLOG

Origin Live: NSW v Qld

NRL. STATE OF ORIGIN. Game 3. ANZ Stadium, Homebush.
Johnathan Thu
Wednesday 17th July, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Phil Lutton Origin Live: NSW v Qld

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