Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Rugby Union

Quade Cooper suffers neck injury

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds found themselves in the midst of a Valentines Day nightmare as star five-eighth Quade Cooper was stretchered off wearing a neck brace.

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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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.

Quade Cooper fit to play Super Rugby opener

Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Just four days after being stretchered from Ballymore in a neck brace, a thankful Quade Cooper has declared himself ready to take on the Brumbies in Queensland's Super Rugby opener in Canberra on...

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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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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Quade Cooper spared an awkward round

Wallabies pivot Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's dodgy knee is likely to prevent him playing a rather awkward round of golf with Robbie Deans on Friday but he has found the most unlikely of allies in his critique of the Wallabies...

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Rugby

Quade Cooper still keen to play for Reds, says McKenzie

Controversial Reds pivot Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie says Quade Cooper is still passionate about playing for the Reds.

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The case for keeping Quade Cooper

Staying put: Quade Cooper has re-signed with the Queensland Reds.

Phil Lutton Depending on whether you are a fan of Quade Cooper, or someone who wishes his foray into rugby league had been explored in greater depth, the punishment may or may not have fit the crime.

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Union

The evolution of Quade Cooper

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07:  Quade Cooper poses after a press conference to announce he is staying with the Queensland Reds at Ballymore Stadium on December 7, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's game is evolving, as is the man behind the jersey, writes Phil Lutton, who spoke with the Reds five-eighth about everything from Sonny Bill to Digby Ioane and his boxing ambitions.

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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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Quade Cooper edges closer to return

The chances of Quade Cooper playing in the NRL next winter are becoming slim.

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie has continued to keep a firm lid on the potential return of his star playmaker Quade Cooper as the Reds slowly but surely edge their way closer to a full-strength side.

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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...

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.

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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Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

Ankle injury: Will Genia.

Phil Lutton Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

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Stunned Reds left speechless by Crusaders hiding

Horror show: Reds captain James Horwill and Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds are officially out of answers after being humiliated by the Crusaders in a one-sided romp at Suncorp Stadium.

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