Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Live: Reds v Bulls

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Ewen McKenzie to expand Wallabies squad

Phil Lutton Incoming Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has told fringe contenders to keep their phones on as he narrows down the stocks for his initial squad to face the All Blacks on August 17 in Sydney.

Rugby

McKenzie will cast net wide for Bledisloe Cup

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Incoming Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has told fringe contenders to keep their phones on as he narrows down the stocks for his initial squad to face the All Blacks on August 17 in Sydney.

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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...

Five down for Reds ... and now for the Tahs

Will Genia

Phil Lutton After the Reds lost to the Crusaders in Christchurch in May, arithmetic dictated that they would need to win all six of their remaining games if they were any hope of defending their Super Rugby...

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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

Hungry Force put one over the Reds

Force

Phil Lutton Will Genia has only been back for 40 minutes but has already signalled a shakedown at Ballymore this week as the Reds try to rebound from a shock defeat at the hands of the Western Force.

Reds rediscover adventurous streak

Will Genia.

Phil Lutton Will Genia was scheming, Quade Cooper was scoring and James Horwill is back. There’s life in the Reds yet, even if it was almost sucked out of them in a frantic final seconds at Suncorp Stadium.

Horwill set for Reds comeback

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 17: James Horwill, captain of the St.George Queensland Reds, looks dejected after the Sharks won the Super Rugby match between The Sharks and Reds at Mr Price Kings Park on March 17, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will miss the red-hot form of flanker Liam Gill in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium.

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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.

Rugby Union

Fluency search continues for start-stop Reds

Mike Harris

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds are getting it done and in the words of Ewen McKenzie: “That’s pretty much about it”.

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.

Reds crown 'no fluke'

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Phil Lutton Queensland forward Jake Schatz has hit back at critics writing off the Reds' chances of defending their Super Rugby crown, saying there was no self-doubt creeping into Ballymore and it's absurd to...

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Live: Reds v Brumbies

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Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Brumbies

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Rugby Union

Good Friday as Reds end three-game losing streak

James Horwill

Phil Lutton Ben Daley got the split points decision over Dan Palmer in the punch-up and the Queensland Reds did the same against the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium last night.

McKenzie pieces together Queensland Reds puzzle

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Hynes switches from wing to fullback for trial match against Crusaders.