Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Ioane leaving? News to us, say Reds

Phil Lutton If Digby Ioane is leaving, he hasn't told the Queensland Reds. And captain James Horwill has poured cold water on suggestions disputes over third party deals were at the heart of a number of contract...

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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Ioane itching to unleash five weeks of frustration

Phil Lutton After feeling like he's just completed a second pre-season, Digby Ioane is hoping to unleash five weeks of frustration on the battling Auckland Blues as he makes his return to Super Rugby on Friday...

Rugby

Genia pockets $600k in shock defection to Western Force

Will Genia

Phil Lutton After playing a starring role in his side’s victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Friday night, Will Genia sat down with Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie at midnight and told him he was...

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Rugby

How the Force landed their man

Will Genia

Phil Lutton AFTER playing a starring role in his side's victory over the Blues at Eden Park, Will Genia sat down with Queensland Reds coach, Ewen McKenzie, at midnight and told him he was leaving to join the...

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Reds earn a scrappy win over Lions

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Lions

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Progress through the finals or beat the Tahs?

Queensland Reds forward Beau Robinson takes on the Waratahs in 2011.

Phil Lutton A buffet of bonus points, the prospect of late-season heroics or gut-wrenching chokes, illness, injury and international travel means prospecting for Super Rugby's eventual finalists is likely to...

Reds look for perfect storm to finish in Super finals contention

Reds

Phil Lutton TEAMS spend season upon season chasing the ''perfect game''; a night where everything touched turns to solid gold and moments of blind luck masquerade as pure genius.

Rugby

Big guns return for Reds

Queensland Reds and Wallabies skipper James Horwill.

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coaching boss Ewen McKenzie will be able to call on a full contingent of players, barring Will Genia, when the Reds open their Super Rugby season against the Brumbies in Canberra on...

Rugby

Reds and Rebels likely to battle in trenches

Queensland Reds centre Anthony Faingaa.

Phil Lutton The free-flowing rugby seen in the New Zealand Super Rugby derbies has plenty of Australian fans asking why the same never seems to happen when the Australian franchises square off.

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.

Rugby

Lane, Tapuai hurt as Reds fall to Stormers

reds stormers

Phil Lutton Live: Reds vs Stormers

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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