Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

NRL:

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Petero Civoniceva

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League

State of Origin II: Queensland selectors to wait on Greg Inglis, Billy Slater injuries

War wound: Billy Slater receives attention in Origin I.

Phil Lutton Queensland selectors will resist the urge to shake up their Origin side and give injured stars like Greg Inglis and Billy Slater every opportunity to prove their fitness before game two in Sydney...

Thaiday an Origin certainty despite injury

Maroons forward Sam Thaiday.

Phil Lutton Queensland forward Sam Thaiday will be picked for the Maroons on Monday despite a lingering concerns over the calf injury that has forced him out of Friday night's meeting between Brisbane and the...

Rugby League

Guerra gets Maroon nod as Thaiday ruled out

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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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Lesser lights key to Queensland's Origin hopes

Queensland forward Chris McQueen.

Phil Lutton Roleplayers just as important as superstars for Meninga's Maroons.

League

The Jamal Idris deal: Winners and losers

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Phil Lutton It's barely 2014 and already the first shock-horror NRL player defection/trade/offload/coup has come and gone. Quick everyone – shut your eyes and when you wake up, it will be October.

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Rugby league

Treatment not fit for a Prince

Foundation Gold Coast Titans player Scott Prince.

Phil Lutton The Gold Coast Titans shouldn't be so hasty to enter post-Prince era, writes Phil Lutton.

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Petero still has an Origin role

Brisbane Broncos veteran Petero Civoniceva.

Phil Lutton Queensland Origin selectors have a handful of key decisions to make for their game one squad but dropping Petero Civoniceva isn't one of them, writes Phil Lutton.

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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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Titans' 'Temple of Boom' now only offers gloom

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Phil Lutton It wasn’t exactly like trying to beat the old Celtics at Boston Garden, or Manchester United at Old Trafford.

NRL

Civoniceva to retire at end of NRL season

Brisbane Broncos veteran Petero Civoniceva.

Phil Lutton Record-breaking forward Petero Civoniceva has announced he'll retire from rugby league at the end of the season.

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If it ain't broke: Maroons squad unchanged

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Phil Lutton New South Wales may think it's broken after going close in game one but Queensland selectors have seen nothing that requires fixing, unveiling the same 17-man squad for the second Origin in Sydney on...