Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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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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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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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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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Rugby League

Babysitters could help keep errant players in line

Ryan Hoffman of the Melbourne Storm.

Joe Barton, Phil Lutton Melbourne Storm and NSW back-rower Ryan Hoffman says he is in no need of babysitting on a night out, but admits employing minders could help players who can't help themselves.

Rugby League

Meninga hits out over slurs

Nate Myles

Phil Lutton Nate Myles didn't get much of a chance to defend himself in origin I.

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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League

Charges, injury derail Mal's perfect Origin preparation

Cooper Cronk

Phil Lutton If death and taxes are life's certainties, then Origin must be at the other end of the spectrum. Even with a stranglehold on the interstate series and a settled core of champions, chaos theory has...

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Origin's man without a moment, and the kid with the magic touch

cronk

Phil Lutton As Mitchell Pearce continues his quest for Origin fulfilment, Cooper Cronk's cup runneth over.

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Blues send Queensland home beaten, bruised and bloody

State of Origin

Phil Lutton Beaten and beaten up, Queensland are retreating to Suncorp Stadium for an Origin decider nursing a squad sent through the gauntlet by a brutal Blues outfit convinced the sun has set on an...

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NRL:

Live: Broncos v Panthers

Petero Civoniceva

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Panthers

League

Horse trading: News look to cut Broncos loose

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Brisbane Broncos logo

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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Titans' 'Temple of Boom' now only offers gloom

skilled park

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

NRL:

Home is finally sweet for reborn Titans

Kevin Gordon

Phil Lutton Live: Titans v Cowboys

Origin subplot: Rating the Broncos-Rabbitohs Maroons connection

Inglis

Phil Lutton With Queensland being forced into changes for the State of Origin decider, Phil Lutton hands out his grades to the aspirants involved in Brisbane’s win over Souths last night.

Harrison ruled out of Origin decider

Titans forward Ashley Harrison.

Phil Lutton Ashley Harrison has been ruled out of next week's State of Origin game three with a broken toe.

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Meninga will wait for Slater but has options at No.1

Billy Slater

Phil Lutton QUEENSLAND are destined to roll the dice on injured fullback Billy Slater, and surround him with an extended supporting cast, as they try to unearth the combinations to win next week's Origin decider...

Injured Slater named in Origin decider squad

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: David Shillington of the Maroons (L) rushes to congratulate Nate Myles after he scored during game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Injured star Bill Slater has been named in the starting side for Queensland as Mal Meninga gives his champion fullback a last-ditch chance to prove his fitness for the Origin decider.

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