Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Horwill trusts coach, CEO to make right call on O'Connor

Phil Lutton Reds captain James Horwill hasn't been in touch with James O'Connor since the former Wallaby departed for Europe but says QRU powerbrokers wouldn't want his services unless they were confident he...

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Five things we learned about the Queensland Reds

Ton up: Will Genia.

Phil Lutton After two months of losses, the Reds are finally back in the winner's list. Here's five things we found out after their 38-31 victory over the Highlanders on Friday night.

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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.

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The case for keeping Quade Cooper

Staying put: Quade Cooper has re-signed with the Queensland Reds.

Phil Lutton Depending on whether you are a fan of Quade Cooper, or someone who wishes his foray into rugby league had been explored in greater depth, the punishment may or may not have fit the crime.

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Ioane faces questions over talk of switching

Ioane

Phil Lutton Queensland Rugby will seek an explanation from Digby Ioane's management to get to the bottom of suggestions the winger has been shopped around to other Australian provinces, contravening his contract.

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Wallabies job at bottom of Deans-McKenzie maul

robbie deans ewen mckenzie

Phil Lutton It’s hard to believe such a mythical place exists in Australian rugby at the moment but the events of the past few days go beyond Quade Cooper.

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We are football. But are we original?

We are football

Phil Lutton The FFA plan to launch a new marketing campaign for the A-League which is eerily similar to the motto of the Queensland Reds.

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League school takes it up to union ... again

Balls

Phil Lutton First, the goods news. The smell of freshly cut grass and the sight of starched collars at Ballymore means schoolboy Sevens is back, heralding the start of a new scholastic season on the rugby field.

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Contract delay opened door for league raid

Phil Lutton Former Queensland coach Phil Mooney says the potentially costly delay in putting pen to paper with Quade Cooper has opened the gate for league's audacious poaching raid on the Wallaby star.

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Reds crown 'no fluke'

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Phil Lutton Queensland forward Jake Schatz has hit back at critics writing off the Reds' chances of defending their Super Rugby crown, saying there was no self-doubt creeping into Ballymore and it's absurd to...

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Live: Reds v Brumbies

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Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Brumbies

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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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Reds shock: Genia agrees big-money move to Force

Genia

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds star halfback Will Genia has signed with the Western Force and will move to Perth for the 2013 season.

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McKenzie pieces together Queensland Reds puzzle

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Hynes switches from wing to fullback for trial match against Crusaders.

Wallabies star 'can't remember' alleged burglary

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper expected to tell authorities he has no recollection of events that lead to him being charged with burglary on the Gold Coast.