Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Rugby Union

Horror Reds season ends amid familiar themes

Phil Lutton The season of the Queensland Reds ended amid a chorus of familiar themes; missed tackles, schoolboy errors, yet more injuries and to top it all off, a record defeat at the hands of the finals-bound...

Rugby

Reds refuse to buy into O'Connor reports

James O'Connor

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has endorsed James O'Connor as a quality footballer but refused to confirm reports the former Wallaby had already agreed to a two-year deal at Ballymore.

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Stunned Reds left speechless by Crusaders hiding

Horror show: Reds captain James Horwill and Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds are officially out of answers after being humiliated by the Crusaders in a one-sided romp at Suncorp Stadium.

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Live: Reds v Highlanders

Will Genia

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Highlanders

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James Horwill: I have nothing to prove

James Horwill

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds skipper James Horwill says he has nothing to prove after his difficult Wallabies Spring Tour and believes he has settled on the right balance between aggression in the forwards and...

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Queensland Reds down but far from out, says coach Richard Graham

Richard Graham (Head Coach) of the Queensland Reds.

Phil Lutton When the Queensland Reds confronted their 2014 draw, seeing just one match in the first five pencilled in at home hardly had QRU powerbrokers racing down to the cellar to fetch the good bubbly.

Rugby

Reds return to Super Rugby's winner's list with narrow victory over Stormers

Winning night: WIll Genia and the Reds had to work hard to beat the Stormers.

Phil Lutton There's no place like home for the Queensland Reds, who highlighted their love of Suncorp Stadium with a pressure-relieving 22-17 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers on Saturday night.

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Turner joins injury list as Slipper turns up heat

James Slipper

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds prop James Slipper says his side has reached its first 'must-win' game for the season as another top-line backline star joins the injury list.

Rugby

Lynagh sinks in boot as feel-good factor ends for McKenzie

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Wallaby great Michael Lynagh has ripped into the Wallabies after they were walloped by the Springboks in Brisbane.

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Deans finally decides to throw caution to the wind

Robbie Deans

Phil Lutton FOR MANY Australian rugby fans, it may all sound like a case of too little, too late. But Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has promised a riskier and more innovative approach to derail the All Blacks in...

White accuses Reds of stretching the truth

James Horwill

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...

McKenzie wants an air of suspense over Reds

Ewen McKenzie

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.

Rugby

Where else but Queensland? Fit-again Horwill pledges future to Reds

Horwill

Phil Lutton With his Super Rugby future set in stone until the next World Cup, James Horwill has set his sights on making the Wallabies captaincy his own as Australia counts down to a mammoth international...

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Live: Reds v Sharks

Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Sharks

Rugby

Reds finally jump Sharks

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton The Super Rugby hopes of the Sharks, in the gloomy words of their coach, are dead. The Reds are very much alive after ‘dusting off’ some of their old tricks on the way to a drought-breaking triumph...

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Gill goes to archives to research Lions

Liam Gill is vying for a spot in the Wallabies scrum.

Phil Lutton Liam Gill was a wide-eyed nine-year-old living in Portland, Oregon, the last time the British and Irish Lions toured Australia.

Live: Wallabies v British and Irish Lions

Kurtley Beale

Phil Lutton Live: Wallabies v British and Irish Lions

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Genia offers perspective to a shattered Wallabies side

genia

Phil Lutton Will Genia had little time for sentiment after the Australians' defeat after Saturday's night's loss to the Lions.

Live blog: Reds vs Brumbies

Will Genia

Phil Lutton at Suncorp Stadium Tonight we're live from Suncorp Stadium as the Reds host the Brumbies in their last home game of the Super Rugby regular season.

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Murphy's law as Reds ring changes

Dallan Murphy is set to be the latest player on the Reds No.10 roundabout.

Phil Lutton The curse of the number 10 jersey has given Queensland Reds playmaker Dallan Murphy the chance to start in Sunday's match against the Bulls in Pretoria.