Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Queensland Reds won't be stuck in the ruck: Will Genia

Phil Lutton Reds halfback Will Genia concedes the Reds were suckered into a series of smash-up derbies against the Brumbies last season and insists they’ll be armed with smarter tactics in Canberra on Saturday...

Queensland Reds roll dice on James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013
James O'Connor in action during the 3rd Rugby Test of the Wallabies v British and Lions at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 6th July 2013
Photograph by Dallas Kilponen James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt, new Queensland Reds signings.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will roll the dice on its highest-profile gamble since Wendell Sailor when James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt are officially unveiled as blue-chip signings in Brisbane on Friday...

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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.

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...

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.

Rugby

Five things we learned about the Queensland Reds

Ton up: Will Genia.

Phil Lutton After two months of losses, the Reds are finally back in the winner's list. Here's five things we found out after their 38-31 victory over the Highlanders on Friday night.

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Live: Reds v Highlanders

Will Genia

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Highlanders

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Rugby

James Horwill, humble and humbled, vows to fight for Wallaby spot

Horror show: Reds captain James Horwill and Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton When James Horwill was given the Wallaby captaincy in 2011, it was the stuff of boyhood dreams. He would lead his nation to a memorable victory against the All Blacks, a Rugby World Cup and in a...

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Rugby

Nic White and Bernard Foley pass first Wallaby test with flying colours

Bernard Foley sends one through the uprights.

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie's new-look halves pairing of Nic White and Bernard Foley passed their first Wallaby Test with flying colours as they pulled the strings behind a 50-23 belting of the outgunned French at...

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Rugby

Winners and losers from Wallabies-France Test match

Leader: Michael Hooper looks to offload.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton on who profited and who floundered as the Wallabies smashed the French.

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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.

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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Rugby

Stephen Moore punch mars Brumbies win over Reds

Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies attempts to break free.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds have been left fuming after a punch from Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore was left unpunished in a spiteful derby game at Suncorp Stadium.

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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.

Anthony Milford unlikely to join Queensland Reds

Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford appears unlikely to be joining the Queensland Reds next season.

Phil Lutton The plot has thickened when it comes to the whereabouts of Anthony Milford in 2014 but an audacious switch to rugby union seems remote despite his manager putting the Queensland Reds on the table.

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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Wallabies door open for Ben Mowen: Ewen McKenzie

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Ben Mowen of the Wallabies looks dejected at full time during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Ben Mowen

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.

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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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