Phil Lutton Before Ricky Stuart walked into the press conference room at Skilled Park last Sunday night, there was the distinct feeling he was about to serve up something a little special.
Phil Lutton Reds coach Ewen McKenzie says he needs to manage the emotions of his playing group as the build-up continues for Saturday night's derby with the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.
Phil Lutton Over the past three seasons, the Queensland Reds have made a healthy habit of not playing down their marquee games. Even before they really walked the walk, they never had issues talking the talk.
Phil Lutton Will Genia was scheming, Quade Cooper was scoring and James Horwill is back. There’s life in the Reds yet, even if it was almost sucked out of them in a frantic final seconds at Suncorp Stadium.
Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Bulls
Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will miss the red-hot form of flanker Liam Gill in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium.
Phil Lutton Will Genia has only been back for 40 minutes but has already signalled a shakedown at Ballymore this week as the Reds try to rebound from a shock defeat at the hands of the Western Force.
Phil Lutton The free-flowing rugby seen in the New Zealand Super Rugby derbies has plenty of Australian fans asking why the same never seems to happen when the Australian franchises square off.
Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie wants to forget that one in a hurry. Conrad Smith will remember it as one of the strangest games he’s ever played.
Phil Lutton Tonight we're live from Suncorp Stadium as the Reds host the Hurricanes.
Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie has brushed off suggestions the ARU has blacklisted him for the Wallabies coaching job because his former life as a prop means he knows nothing about running a backline.
Phil Lutton Join Phil Lutton for all the action when the Reds take on the Waratahs in the Brisbane blockbuster.
Phil Lutton THE stodgy Waratahs of seasons past seem to have been put on the shelf under new coach Michael Cheika and marquee recruit Israel Folau, who it is hoped can inspire NSW to a new era of attacking rugby.
Phil Lutton Chris F'Sautia came to the Queensland Reds with the chassis of a Ferrari but the mechanical reliability of a car-yard clunker.
Phil Lutton The Waratahs are bringing Israel Folau to town on Saturday night but Reds five-eighth Quade Cooper says the Queenslanders have a ball-running beast of their own in former schoolboy star Chris...
Phil Lutton THE Waratahs are bringing Israel Folau to town on Saturday night but Reds five-eighth Quade Cooper says the Queenslanders have a ball-running beast of their own in former schoolboy star Chris...
Phil Lutton EWEN McKENZIE has already re-invented Queensland rugby once. Now he wants to do it again, warning rivals to expect the unexpected from a Reds outfit determined to remain one of the elite sides.
Phil Lutton Jake White was wrong - Ewen McKenzie wasn't foxing when he said James Horwill and Ant Faingaa would be missing from the Reds' Super Rugby opener against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.
Phil Lutton RINGO STARR is touring Australia but Brumbies coach Jake White has always been a John Lennon man, suggesting Ewen McKenzie is guilty of ''mind games'' as their Super Rugby opener looms on Saturday...
Phil Lutton ASK James Horwill about what has gone on inside his right leg over the past three years. Then take a seat, flip open the anatomy book and try not to shudder in imagined pain.