Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

James O'Connor's return to Queensland a perfect fit for prodigal son

Phil Lutton After drama-filled stints at the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels, James O'Connor believes he has found his perfect Super Rugby home, vowing to finally fulfil his potential after signing a two-year...

Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

Buy of the year? Jacques Potgieter of the Waratahs celebrates scoring a try.

Phil Lutton Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

Rugby Union

Horror Reds season ends amid familiar themes

Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Waratahs skips past Liam Gill of the Reds during Saturday's match.

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...

Reds rookie Samu Kerevi unlocks right code

Samu Kerevi would be playing the round ball game if his father had his way.

Phil Lutton The young bull that could represent the future of the Queensland Reds backline considers himself blessed to be there.

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.

Live: Reds v Brumbies

Brumbies

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Live: Reds v Highlanders

Will Genia

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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.

Live: Reds v Stormers

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Stormers

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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Rugby

Big guns return for Reds

Queensland Reds and Wallabies skipper James Horwill.

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coaching boss Ewen McKenzie will be able to call on a full contingent of players, barring Will Genia, when the Reds open their Super Rugby season against the Brumbies in Canberra on...

Reds to keep Brumbies guessing on team

Mckenzie

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.

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From clunker to beast: F'Sautia fine-tuned for run with Reds

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Chris F'Sautia of the Reds in action during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Lions at Suncorp Stadium on May 19, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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.

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Live: Reds v Waratahs

Tapuai

Phil Lutton Join Phil Lutton for all the action when the Reds take on the Waratahs in the Brisbane blockbuster.

Live: Reds vs Hurricanes

Queensland Reds vs Hurricanes

Phil Lutton Tonight we're live from Suncorp Stadium as the Reds host the Hurricanes.

Rugby

Reds score ugly win over Hurricanes in 'strange game'

Reds

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.

Rugby

Reds seek to keep emotions in check in build-up to clash

Ewen McKenzie

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.

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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