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...

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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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.

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.

Live: Reds v Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Cheetahs

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Rugby Union

Quade Cooper suffers neck injury

Quade Cooper.

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.

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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

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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Genia offers perspective to a shattered Wallabies side

genia

Phil Lutton Will Genia had little time for sentiment after the Australians' defeat after Saturday's night's loss to the Lions.

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 union

Field open for aspiring Wallabies

James Horwill.

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

Live: Reds v Brumbies

Liam Gill

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Brumbies

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Rugby

McKenzie keeps troops focused on clean sweep of trans-Tasman rivals

Ioane

Phil Lutton There's always something happening when you have Digby Ioane on the books. But Reds coach Ewen McKenzie expects the winger and the rest of the side to shut out this week's nasty contract saga and...

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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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Rugby

Horwill locks in deal with Reds and ARU

Queensland Reds and Wallabies skipper James Horwill.

Phil Lutton Reds captain James Horwill has taken the next step towards becoming a one-club man after signing a new deal with Queensland and the ARU.

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Drop the beat and make it sing: Genia

Genia

Phil Lutton Will Genia wants his Reds to let the ball sing on Friday night, having watched his forwards beat their head into a brick wall in Perth.

Rugby

Where else but Queensland? Fit-again Horwill pledges future to Reds

Horwill

Phil Lutton With his Super Rugby future set in stone until the next World Cup, James Horwill has set his sights on making the Wallabies captaincy his own as Australia counts down to a mammoth international...

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Rugby

Reds searching for a creative opening

Will Genia

Phil Lutton Will Genia wants his Reds to let the ball sing on Friday night, having watched his forwards beat their head into a brick wall in Perth.

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