Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Anthony Griffin out to defy Storm and Brisbane doubters

Phil Lutton Anthony Griffin's 100th game as Brisbane Broncos coach could be one for the ages, writes Phil Lutton.

No Gallop ill will, say Storm stars

Phil Lutton Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith says he won't be cheering David Gallop out of the game despite the departing chief executive's role in stripping his club of two premierships.

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Bullish Renouf backs Broncos to stun Cowboys

Broncos great Steve Renouf.

Phil Lutton Broncos great Steve Renouf believes Ben Hunt can lead Brisbane to its greatest triumph of the post-Bennett era and storm North Queensland's seemingly impenetrable Townsville citadel on Saturday night.

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Griffin's 20-somethings now key to Broncos finals hopes

Brisbane's Alex Glenn tries to break clear of the Tigers' defence.

Phil Lutton For Anthony Griffin, like the man for whom he must make way, syrupy sentiment won't take up vast slabs of his time as he prepares to depart his current employer.

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Best for last: Hunt in pivotal test against Cronk

Brisbane Broncos pivot Ben Hunt.

Phil Lutton Broncos pivot must overcome, or at least match wits with, Cronk.

State of Origin: Cooper Cronk puts on masterclass

Cooper Cronk gave the Maroons direction that was missing in games one and two.

Phil Lutton Maroons halfback returns to give reminder of what might have been for Queensland.

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Brisbane Broncos' run to finals: Our predictions

Broncos winger Dale Copely.

Phil Lutton Winger Dale Copley hasn't lost faith in finals appearance.

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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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Cooper Cronk says there's no risk in Origin return

Cooper Cronk passes during game one of the 2014 State of Origin series.

Phil Lutton Cooper Cronk concedes he has a number of hurdles to leap before Origin III but insists he's not taking any significant risks as he returns to the Queensland fold from a broken arm.

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No news is good news for embattled Will Chambers

Will Chambers continues to train with the Maroons squad despite this week's assault allegation.

Phil Lutton No news may be good news for Will Chambers, who remains on track to make his Origin debut despite being accused of assault during a night out at a Brisbane backpacker bar.

No charges expected for Will Chambers

Will Chambers.

Amy Remeikis and Phil Lutton Will Chambers is one step closer to clearing his mind of all things other than his Origin debut.

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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Smith the greatest hooker ever, says Meninga

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith.

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has declared his Origin skipper Cameron Smith the best hooker that's ever played the game and wished the Blues good luck in curtailing his influence in the Origin opener.

League

NRL investigates Brisbane Broncos for alleged salary cap breach

Broncos

Brad Walter and Phil Lutton Third-party deals with Brisbane players worth up to $500,000 are being investigated by the NRL after the Broncos reported concerns of a possible salary cap breach.

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State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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Cameron Smith may buck Broncos' advances

Brisbane's hopes of luring Cameron Smith seem to be slipping away.

Phil Lutton The Broncos could miss out on the signature of Australian captain Cameron Smith as speculation mounts the Storm rake will elect to play out his career in Melbourne.

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Josh Hoffman to be traditional five-eighth in season opener

Josh Hoffman

Phil Lutton Football has the false nine. But Brisbane have abandoned plans for a double six on the eve of their season opener against the Bulldogs.

Forgotten man McCullough ready to shine

Andrew McCullough

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

Cherry on top after Broncos miss out on Smith

Cherry-Evans

Phil Lutton The revolution at Red Hill won't start with Cameron Smith after all. It could be a blessing in disguise if the club succesfully directs its energy at what surely must be the new prime target.

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Horse trading: News look to cut Broncos loose

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Brad Walter, Phil Lutton NEWS LTD may consider selling its majority stake in the Brisbane Broncos in a historic move as the media company continues its strategic exit from rugby league.

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