Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Reds say O'Connor here to stay despite French reports

Phil Lutton Queensland Rugby Union chief executive Jim Carmichael says new signing James O'Connor has committed to the Reds for two years, despite reports out of France the former Test winger was heading back to...

Karmichael Hunt credits Richard Graham with Reds signing coup

Karmichael Hunt says Richard Graham has been chasing him for more than a year.

Phil Lutton Richard Graham may have endured a tough first season in charge of the Reds but gun signing Karmichael Hunt has credited the Queensland coach as being the architect of his move back to rugby union.

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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Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

Buy of the year? Jacques Potgieter of the Waratahs celebrates scoring a try.

Phil Lutton Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

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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...

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.

Richard Graham promises thorough Reds review as decks cleared for arrival of James O'Connor

Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton Richard Graham has promised a no-holds-barred autopsy at the end of Queensland's Super Rugby campaign, which comes to a potentially grisly end against the flying Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on...

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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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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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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.

Live: Reds v Force

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 15:  Nick Cummins  of the Wallabies during the Australian Wallabies captain's run  at Aviva Stadium on November 15, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Force

Live: Reds v Brumbies

Brumbies

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Brumbies

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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Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

Ankle injury: Will Genia.

Phil Lutton Rugby Live: Reds v Crusaders

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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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Live: Reds v Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Cheetahs

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Rugby

Quade Cooper breaks points record as Queensland Reds outscore Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper became Queensland's record point-scorer and the Reds bagged five tries but they still have concerns after a Jekyll-and-Hyde 43-33 win over the Cheetahs on Friday night.

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Would James O'Connor be worth the risk for the Queensland Reds?

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Phil Lutton James O'Connor wants to come home to Queensland. But is the former Wallaby needed – or wanted – by the Reds?

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Queensland Reds down but far from out, says coach Richard Graham

Richard Graham (Head Coach) of the Queensland Reds.

Phil Lutton When the Queensland Reds confronted their 2014 draw, seeing just one match in the first five pencilled in at home hardly had QRU powerbrokers racing down to the cellar to fetch the good bubbly.