Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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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Super Rugby:

Reds earn a scrappy win over Lions

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Lions

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Pub incident to the background, Cooper re-signs with Reds

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper knows how to turn a game in his favour. While explaining away one unwanted headline, he gave Queensland rugby fans the news they had been craving all season.

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Rugby

Critical Cooper ready to kick Wallabies career into touch

QUade

Phil Lutton QUADE COOPER is on the verge of walking away from rugby union.

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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:

Live: Wallabies v All Blacks

Nathan Sharpe.

Phil Lutton Live: Wallabies v All Blacks

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All Blacks angry at Higginbotham 'cheap shots'

Richie McCaw.

Phil Lutton The All Blacks have labelled Scott Higginbotham's knee and headbutt on Richie McCaw as a 'cheap shot' in a fiery wash-up to last night's Bledisloe Cup battle in Brisbane.

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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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A hell of a week for Captain 'Kev'

James Horwill

Phil Lutton James Horwill has had one hell of an initiation into life as the Wallabies captain.

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On-field triumph tempered by off-field tragedy

Jake Schatz

Phil Lutton When full-time sounded between Queensland and the Crusaders in the late rounds of last year's Super Rugby season, the Reds celebrated a victory that convinced many their Cinderella story had a...

Opinion

Nights of knee - long live the Quade-Richie stoush

Richie McCaw and Quade Cooper have trouble hiding their true feelings for each other.

Phil Lutton Almost every evening is a night of knee in New Zealand, specifically Quade Cooper's notorious patella, which possesses not just the superpower of enabling him to change direction in a hurry but spark...

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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.