Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Hunt, O'Connor not quick fixes: Genia

Phil Lutton Reds' problems won't be fixed by high-profile signings, says Will Genia.

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

Reds dawn: James O'Connor is set to relaunch his Wallabies career in Brisbane.

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...

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Queensland Reds roll dice on James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013
James O'Connor in action during the 3rd Rugby Test of the Wallabies v British and Lions at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 6th July 2013
Photograph by Dallas Kilponen James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt, new Queensland Reds signings.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will roll the dice on its highest-profile gamble since Wendell Sailor when James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt are officially unveiled as blue-chip signings in Brisbane on Friday...

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'I've spilled litres of blood': Daley fires back at Qld greats

Queensland Red Ben Daley has hit back after criticism of the team's effort levels.

Phil Lutton It's Queensland-NSW derby day and the Reds are locked in battle with... their own former greats.

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...

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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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.

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

Reds skipper James Horwill.

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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Richard Graham promises thorough Reds review as decks cleared for arrival of James O'Connor

Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton Richard Graham has promised a no-holds-barred autopsy at the end of Queensland's Super Rugby campaign, which comes to a potentially grisly end against the flying Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on...

Rugby

Nic White and Bernard Foley pass first Wallaby test with flying colours

Bernard Foley sends one through the uprights.

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie's new-look halves pairing of Nic White and Bernard Foley passed their first Wallaby Test with flying colours as they pulled the strings behind a 50-23 belting of the outgunned French at...

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Rugby

Winners and losers from Wallabies-France Test match

Leader: Michael Hooper looks to offload.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton on who profited and who floundered as the Wallabies smashed the French.

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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 Live: Reds v Crusaders

Ankle injury: Will Genia.

Phil Lutton Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

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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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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 Force

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 15:  Nick Cummins  of the Wallabies during the Australian Wallabies captain's run  at Aviva Stadium on November 15, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Force

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.