Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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Brumbies

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Union

Lachie Turner injury hands debut to Queensland Reds rookie Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds have turned to rookie Jamie-Jerry Taulagi as their backline injury list continues to expand ahead of their clash with the in-form Western Force on Saturday night in Brisbane.

Reds predict 'bash fest' against Stormers

Returning Reds flanker Beau Robinson.

Phil Lutton No-frills Reds flanker Beau Robinson has predicted a ''bash fest'' against the Stormers on Saturday night in Brisbane as persistant rain threatens to turn an open game into trench warfare.

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

Quade Cooper breaks points record as Queensland Reds outscore Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper became Queensland's record point-scorer and the Reds bagged five tries but they still have concerns after a Jekyll-and-Hyde 43-33 win over the Cheetahs on Friday night.

Rugby

Aidan Toua no overnight success for Queensland Reds

Queensland Reds flyer Aidan Toua.

Phil Lutton Rise to Reds jersey been 12 months in the planning and three years in the making.

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Live: Reds v Sharks

Quade Cooper.

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Live: Reds v Rebels

James Horwill

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Rugby

Stricken Higginbotham in race to face Lions

Higginbotham

Phil Lutton Wallaby backrower Scott Higginbotham says he hasn’t given up hope of taking on the British and Irish Lions after suffering a painful dislocated shoulder in Melbourne’s loss to the Reds at Suncorp...

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Live: Reds v Lions

Quade Cooper

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Lions tour comes to life in Brisbane bloodbath

Vunipola

Phil Lutton Blood stains on the crisp white jerseys of the Reds means this Lions tour has come to life. The tourists craved a contest and were dutifully handed one in a spirited night at Suncorp Stadium.

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Rugby

Attacking Reds put fire back in Lions tour, says Gatland

Reds playmaker Quade Cooper collars Sam Warburton of the Lions just short of the try line at Suncorp Stadium.

Phil Lutton British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland was caught somewhere between counting the cost of his side's no-holds-barred clash with the Queensland Reds and embracing the old-school carnage of it all.

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...

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Live: Reds v Highlanders

James Slipper

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Five down for Reds ... and now for the Tahs

Will Genia

Phil Lutton After the Reds lost to the Crusaders in Christchurch in May, arithmetic dictated that they would need to win all six of their remaining games if they were any hope of defending their Super Rugby...

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Reds look for perfect storm to finish in Super finals contention

Reds

Phil Lutton TEAMS spend season upon season chasing the ''perfect game''; a night where everything touched turns to solid gold and moments of blind luck masquerade as pure genius.

Ioane overcomes pneumonia to take on old enemy

Queensland Reds winger Digby Ioane.

Phil Lutton Two weeks ago, Digby Ioane pulled out of a training session feeling sick, went into the change rooms, curled up in a ball and shivered himself to sleep. Then he started coughing up blood.

Rookie's time

Patience a virtue for Reds up-and-comer

Boom Queensland Reds backrower Liam Gill.

Phil Lutton Liam Gill is part of a generation not accustomed to having to wait for much at all. Like most of his 19-year-old peers, he is perpetually plugged in to a world where information and communication are...