Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Super Rugby:

Live: Reds v Chiefs

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

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...

James Horwill: I have nothing to prove

James Horwill

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds skipper James Horwill says he has nothing to prove after his difficult Wallabies Spring Tour and believes he has settled on the right balance between aggression in the forwards and...

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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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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...

Quade Cooper edges closer to return

The chances of Quade Cooper playing in the NRL next winter are becoming slim.

Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie has continued to keep a firm lid on the potential return of his star playmaker Quade Cooper as the Reds slowly but surely edge their way closer to a full-strength side.

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Reds' retort that could turn a season

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Phil Lutton If the Queensland Reds go on to defend their Super Rugby title, or even make some noise in the finals, they will look back to a stretch of play before halftime against the Chiefs and remember the...

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Rugby

Gamble on two penalties spurs dramatic turnaround

Phil Lutton If the Queensland Reds go on to defend their Super Rugby title, or even make some noise in the finals, they will look back to a stretch of play before half-time against the Chiefs yesterday and...

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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...

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...

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.

Derby will decide real top dogs, says White

REDS

Phil Lutton Brumbies coach Jake White says Saturday's scrap with the Reds in Brisbane could represent a changing of the guard in Australian rugby as his ambitious side tries to usurp Ewen McKenzie's former...

Live: Reds v Brumbies

Liam Gill

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Brumbies

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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.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Cooper

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton He's caught the attention of fans with his new comic book kicking style but Quade Cooper doesn't care so long as he keeps landing them.

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'Fort Knox': Call for fans to take the field at Suncorp Stadium

Crowd

Phil Lutton The Queensland Rugby Union wants to re-energise the Suncorp Stadium experience for fans.

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