Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Live: Broncos v Cowboys

Thurston

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

NRL

Live: Broncos v Cowboys

broncos

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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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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.

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

Michael Jennings

Phil Lutton Live NRL: Broncos v Roosters

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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

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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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.

Enforcer Papalii brings much-needed punch to the Maroons

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton THE first thing you notice when you meet Josh Papalii in the flesh is he is built like a Samoan He-Man figure. That, and his still-strong New Zealand accent. Arise, NSW conspiracy theorists.

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League

Fearless Papalii a Maroon force to be reckoned with

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton He may be New Zealand born, but Josh Papalii is proudly Logan-bred and a force of nature most Blues will be trying to avoid come Origin II.

Broncos need a rock star and Barba's looking for a band

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Ben Barba of the Bulldogs in the warm up before the game during the round 10 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Hunter Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The Broncos must throw the kitchen sink at Ben Barba if he follows through with plans for a move north, writes Phil Lutton.

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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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Depression is NRL's business: Presto

Former Gold Coast Titans playmaker Preston Campbell.

Phil Lutton Preston Campbell has urged the NRL to make the battle against mental illness within the playing ranks its number one priority as the game bids farewell to another fallen young talent.

Rattled Hoffman's head knock warning

Brisbane Broncos fullback Josh Hoffman is treated after a head knock last year.

Phil Lutton Broncos winger Josh Hoffman has urged young players to take extreme care following head knocks after revealing how a massive hit during a game last year knocked the stuffing out of his 2012 season.

Origin Live: NSW v Queensland

State of Origin

Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Queensland

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Origin axings a reality check for Scott

Phil Lutton Matt Scott and David Shillington both took phone calls from Queensland selectors before the second State of Origin. Only one of them had cause for celebration when they got off the line.