Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Wallabies door open for Ben Mowen: Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie says he won’t shut the selection door on Wallaby captain Ben Mowen, who will walk away from the Australian game at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up a deal in France.

Rugby

Quade Cooper wins over hearts and minds of critics

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton For a long time, it seemed as if Quade Cooper couldn't put a foot right in front of the Australian rugby public.

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Super 15

World Cup dreams prompt Gill's 'non merci' to French clubs

Liam Gill

Phil Lutton Reds flanker Liam Gill spurned the advances of French rugby clubs to chase his dream of being Australia's first-choice openside in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Rugby

Focused Beale backed to be long-term No.10

Kurtley Beale

Phil Lutton Robbie Deans has lauded the efforts and the maturity of his new No.10, Kurtley Beale, in a clear sign he has heartily embraced a new playmaker while moving on from the old.

White accuses Reds of stretching the truth

James Horwill

Phil Lutton RINGO STARR is touring Australia but Brumbies coach Jake White has always been a John Lennon man, suggesting Ewen McKenzie is guilty of ''mind games'' as their Super Rugby opener looms on Saturday...

Rugby

Reds and Rebels likely to battle in trenches

Queensland Reds centre Anthony Faingaa.

Phil Lutton The free-flowing rugby seen in the New Zealand Super Rugby derbies has plenty of Australian fans asking why the same never seems to happen when the Australian franchises square off.

Rugby

Where else but Queensland? Fit-again Horwill pledges future to Reds

Horwill

Phil Lutton With his Super Rugby future set in stone until the next World Cup, James Horwill has set his sights on making the Wallabies captaincy his own as Australia counts down to a mammoth international...

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Wallaby cap no guarantee for Reds stars

Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie says his Wallaby stars won't be gifted a rails run into his starting side as he continues to put together the puzzle pieces for the team's Super 15 opener against...

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Gill among three changes for Reds

Liam Gill.

Phil Lutton Boom Reds flanker Liam Gill will make his first Super Rugby start of the season against the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

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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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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Rugby

How the Force landed their man

Will Genia

Phil Lutton AFTER playing a starring role in his side's victory over the Blues at Eden Park, Will Genia sat down with Queensland Reds coach, Ewen McKenzie, at midnight and told him he was leaving to join the...

Super Rugby:

Live: Reds v Chiefs

Sonny Bill

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Chiefs

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