Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Super 15

World Cup dreams prompt Gill's 'non merci' to French clubs

Liam Gill

Phil Lutton Reds flanker Liam Gill spurned the advances of French rugby clubs to chase his dream of being Australia's first-choice openside in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Wallabies door open for Ben Mowen: Ewen McKenzie

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Ben Mowen of the Wallabies looks dejected at full time during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Ben Mowen

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie says he won’t shut the selection door on Wallaby captain Ben Mowen, who will walk away from the Australian game at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up a deal in France.

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Rugby

Leave Ben Mowen out of future plan: Farr-Jones

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton and Phil Lutton Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones says he wouldn't pick skipper Ben Mowen for this year's Tests, urging coach Ewen McKenzie to look towards building a team for the 2015 World Cup.

Rugby

Red alert: Christchurch sure to give Cooper hell in rematch with McCaw

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton The last time Quade Cooper played Super Rugby in Christchurch, he was little more than a footnote on the match report.

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Rugby

Ashley-Cooper fears Lions in open spaces

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Phil Lutton Dull, dreary and obsessed with the set piece ... northern hemisphere sides generally come to Australian shores with a reputation for keeping it deathly simple on the rugby field.

Ioane itching to unleash five weeks of frustration

Phil Lutton After feeling like he's just completed a second pre-season, Digby Ioane is hoping to unleash five weeks of frustration on the battling Auckland Blues as he makes his return to Super Rugby on Friday...

Genia wants 400,000 reasons to stay

Will Genia

Phil Lutton Will Genia's management has set the star halfback's price at lofty $400,000 per season as the Queensland Reds fight to retain the signature of their influential Wallaby playmaker.

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Rugby

Izzy going to the World Cup?

israel_folau

Phil Lutton Once upon a time, the thought of a league player breezing into rugby union on an over-inflated contract was met with reprehension by purebloods of the 15-man game.

Opinion

Nights of knee - long live the Quade-Richie stoush

Richie McCaw and Quade Cooper have trouble hiding their true feelings for each other.

Phil Lutton Almost every evening is a night of knee in New Zealand, specifically Quade Cooper's notorious patella, which possesses not just the superpower of enabling him to change direction in a hurry but spark...

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