Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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

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.

Live: Reds v Highlanders

Will Genia

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Highlanders

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Live: Reds v Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Cheetahs

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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.

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.

Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

Ankle injury: Will Genia.

Phil Lutton Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

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McKenzie's mind game

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 13:  Reds coach Ewen McKenzie during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Reds at Waikato Stadium on April 13, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Reds coach Ewen McKenzie says he needs to manage the emotions of his players as the build-up continues for Saturday night's derby with the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.

Rugby

Reds seek to keep emotions in check in build-up to clash

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Reds coach Ewen McKenzie says he needs to manage the emotions of his playing group as the build-up continues for Saturday night's derby with the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.

Live: Reds v Brumbies

Liam Gill

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Brumbies

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Live: Reds v Sharks

Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Sharks

Rugby

Reds finally jump Sharks

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton The Super Rugby hopes of the Sharks, in the gloomy words of their coach, are dead. The Reds are very much alive after ‘dusting off’ some of their old tricks on the way to a drought-breaking triumph...

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Live: Reds v Lions

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Lions

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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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Rookie's time

Patience a virtue for Reds up-and-comer

Boom Queensland Reds backrower Liam Gill.

Phil Lutton Liam Gill is part of a generation not accustomed to having to wait for much at all. Like most of his 19-year-old peers, he is perpetually plugged in to a world where information and communication are...

Leadership

'Old man' Ioane loving mentor role

Queensland Reds winger Digby Ioane celebrates last year's Super Rugby title as only he can.

Phil Lutton With his spontaneous dance routines, fast car and cameos in music videos, Digby Ioane isn't the first guy you think of when it comes to role of 'mentor' at the Queensland Reds.

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.

Murphy's law as Reds ring changes

Dallan Murphy is set to be the latest player on the Reds No.10 roundabout.

Phil Lutton The curse of the number 10 jersey has given Queensland Reds playmaker Dallan Murphy the chance to start in Sunday's match against the Bulls in Pretoria.

Rapana to debut for Reds

Liam Gill clears for the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.

Phil Lutton Openside flanker Liam Gill has been given his second start by the Reds and centre Joel Rapana makes his debut as Queensland tries to bounce back to form against the Western Force on Saturday night.