Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Opinion

Titans the real deal, just add fans

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

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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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.

League

Origin rookie Papalii no pushover when it comes to Gallen

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton Queensland has played down Josh Papalii’s role as a 'Gallen stopper' in State of Origin II but the thunderous Maroons rookie says he won’t take a backward step if things heat up at Suncorp Stadium.

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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.

Crikey!

Crikey! Reptile takes centre stage at Titans training

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Phil Lutton It's not Panthers or Roosters that worry the Gold Coast Titans. At Robina, snakes are are much more pressing matter.

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Lockyer to play on

Darren Lockyer.

Phil Lutton Veteran captain Darren Lockyer has announced he’s available to play rugby league for Australia and Queensland again this year.

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