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

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

South Americans sniff rugby upset

The Pumas take on South Africa in Cape Town last month.

Phil Lutton The Wallabies have gone to great lengths to insist they are taking Argentina as seriously as humanly possible. Perhaps the more poignant question is whether the Pumas are doing the same to Australia.

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Rugby

Lions tour on par with World Cup: Barnes

Vesatile Wallabies back Berrick Barnes.

Phil Lutton Wallabies utility Berrick Barnes says anticipation levels within the Australian squad have reached World Cup status as the countdown to the first Test against the British and Irish Lions begins in...

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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.

THE CONVERT

Folau silences his doubters - and how

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Phil Lutton Before Saturday night’s Test against the British and Irish Lions, the question had been asked over and over again: Is Israel Folau, a rookie code convert, really ready for international rugby?

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What's eating Quade Cooper?

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Phil Lutton An easy way out of the Quade Cooper discussion is to just call him "mercurial" or "enigmatic", which is a neat way of saying "we're not sure what's going on either".

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Union

Ewen McKenzie: no messiah, but a visionary of sorts

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Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie will bring an eye for detail but a firm grip of the bigger picture when he takes over the Wallabies, writes Phil Lutton.

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Rugby

Genia pockets $600k in shock defection to Western Force

Will Genia

Phil Lutton After playing a starring role in his side’s victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Friday night, Will Genia sat down with Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie at midnight and told him he was...

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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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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Cooper

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton He's caught the attention of fans with his new comic book kicking style but Quade Cooper doesn't care so long as he keeps landing them.

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Rugby

Manager laces up against his star client

Barnes-Walsh

Phil Lutton Reds bolter has Barnes in his sight - and on his books.

Back to basics for Queensland Reds

Lei Tomiki

Phil Lutton At the beginning of last year’s Super 14, the Queensland Reds spawned their season with a glitzy show of light and power in the industrial chic surrounds of a creative arts workspace.

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.