Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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Phil Lutton Live: Bronco v Cowboys

League

'Outrage' in Cowboys country over referees' error

Cowboys Petition

Phil Lutton North Queensland management want to move on from the refereeing bungle but Cowboy country remains in meltdown, writes Phil Lutton.

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NRL:

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

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Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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: Maroons name Cooper Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Matt Scott talk tactics with Matt Gillett during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session.

Phil Lutton Cooper Cronk has been named to make his return from a broken arm and Corey Parker returns from a facial injury as the Maroons bolster their Origin squad for game three of the series.

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League

New Maroon Aidan Guerra not content to make up the numbers

Newcomer to the Maroons forward pack Aidan Guerra works out with the team on the Gold Coast.

Phil Lutton When Aidan Guerra's phone flashed up the name ''Trent Robinson'' less than a day after the Roosters had been thrashed by the North Queensland Cowboys, the back-rower wasn't necessarily expecting a...

League

State of Origin: 'players lose faith' in judiciary process after Josh Reynolds decision

Trouble: Brent Tate is upended by Josh Reynolds.

Phil Lutton The North Queensland Cowboys have rallied around their Origin winger Brent Tate while coach Paul Green says players have lost all faith in the judiciary process after the Josh Reynolds decision.

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Half measures: How the Brisbane Broncos pivots stack up

Ben Barba

Phil Lutton Throughout their short but disproportionately successful life as an NRL club, the Brisbane Broncos have thought long and hard about opening the wallet in the player market.

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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Forgotten man McCullough ready to shine

Andrew McCullough

Phil Lutton Matt Gillett says the Cam Smith speculation would have been weighing on Andrew McCullough

League

Unheralded Brisbane land on their feet in turbo-charged NRL

On the up? Brisbane may just have the right stuff in 2014.

Phil Lutton Coaches, tacticians and influential players are still trying to work out the question. But if you begin to slice up this microscopic portion of the NRL season, are Brisbane shaping as a possible...

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League

All eyes on Corey Oates in NRL return for Brisbane Broncos

Corey Oates

Phil Lutton Brisbane must try to defeat the Roosters minus both first-choice props but the presence of rising star Corey Oates has given the undefeated Broncos fresh impetus as they host the premiers on Friday...

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Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

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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.

Opinion

Titans the real deal, just add fans

The Gold Coast Titans have had more empty seats than fans at games this season.

Phil Lutton The Titans are playing good football on the Gold Coast. Now they have to find a way to connect with their fans.

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NRL:

Live: Broncos v Panthers

Petero Civoniceva

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Panthers

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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Rugby league

Officiating is a touchie subject for Thurston

Johnathan Thurston

Steve Mascord, Phil Lutton KANGAROOS five-eighth Johnathan Thurston has labelled touch judges glorified fans, resulting in an invitation to referees headquarters so their roles can be explained.

Live: NRL All Stars

Greg Inglis

Phil Lutton Live: NRL All Stars

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