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.

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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Ewen McKenzie to expand Wallabies squad

Phil Lutton Incoming Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has told fringe contenders to keep their phones on as he narrows down the stocks for his initial squad to face the All Blacks on August 17 in Sydney.

Live: Reds v Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Cheetahs

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Rugby

Would James O'Connor be worth the risk for the Queensland Reds?

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Phil Lutton James O'Connor wants to come home to Queensland. But is the former Wallaby needed – or wanted – by the Reds?

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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

Quade Cooper in the firing line for stoush with Waratahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Reds coach Richard Graham says it's time to end the debate about Quade Cooper's defence as the five-eighth continues to improve on one of the most critically analysed aspects of his game.

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James Horwill: I have nothing to prove

James Horwill

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds skipper James Horwill says he has nothing to prove after his difficult Wallabies Spring Tour and believes he has settled on the right balance between aggression in the forwards and...

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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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Rugby

Leave Ben Mowen out of future plan: Farr-Jones

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton and Phil Lutton Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones says he wouldn't pick skipper Ben Mowen for this year's Tests, urging coach Ewen McKenzie to look towards building a team for the 2015 World Cup.

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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Opinion

Ioane a loss but Reds need to keep perspective

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Digby Ioane of the Reds in action during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The tattoos aren't for everyone, even if there are enough to go around. But it's almost impossible to fault the way Digby Ioane approaches his rugby.

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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.

Rugby union

Field open for aspiring Wallabies

James Horwill.

Phil Lutton James Horwill says reputations will mean nothing in the new Wallaby regime.

No Wallaby safe under McKenzie: skipper

WALLABIES AFR PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 9th July 2013.
NEWS - New Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie speaking to media in Brisbane about his appointment.

Phil Lutton James Horwill says reputations will mean nothing in the new Wallaby regime as Ewen McKenzie begins scouring the country's playing stocks ahead of his first Test in charge against the All Blacks.

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Rugby

Red alert: Christchurch sure to give Cooper hell in rematch with McCaw

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton The last time Quade Cooper played Super Rugby in Christchurch, he was little more than a footnote on the match report.

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Rugby

Time to move on: rejection puts Cooper's cluttered mind at ease

Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper was a man who knew his fate on Saturday night.

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Rugby

McKenzie will cast net wide for Bledisloe Cup

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Incoming Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has told fringe contenders to keep their phones on as he narrows down the stocks for his initial squad to face the All Blacks on August 17 in Sydney.

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Quade Cooper keen to lead a Wallabies comeback

QUade

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper has not only returned to the Wallabies but wants to become a leader of the side desperate to regroup after a mauling at the hands of the British and Irish Lions.

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Quade Cooper thrilled at Wallabies return

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper has responded to his selection in Ewen McKenzie's first Wallaby squad with "pure excitement" as he prepares to make a long-awaited return to the green and gold.

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