Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Reds looking to finally jump the Sharks

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds have managed to clear every hurdle in their path since their re-emergence as a force to be reckoned with in Super Rugby. Except one.

Live: Reds v Sharks

Quade Cooper.

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Reds finally jump Sharks

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton The Super Rugby hopes of the Sharks, in the gloomy words of their coach, are dead. The Reds are very much alive after ‘dusting off’ some of their old tricks on the way to a drought-breaking triumph...

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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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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.

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.

McKenzie wants an air of suspense over Reds

Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton EWEN McKENZIE has already re-invented Queensland rugby once. Now he wants to do it again, warning rivals to expect the unexpected from a Reds outfit determined to remain one of the elite sides.

Reds to keep Brumbies guessing on team

Mckenzie

Phil Lutton Jake White was wrong - Ewen McKenzie wasn't foxing when he said James Horwill and Ant Faingaa would be missing from the Reds' Super Rugby opener against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

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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.

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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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Wallabies job at bottom of Deans-McKenzie maul

robbie deans ewen mckenzie

Phil Lutton It’s hard to believe such a mythical place exists in Australian rugby at the moment but the events of the past few days go beyond Quade Cooper.

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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.

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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”.

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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Reds get scare as Cooper's knee flares

Quade Cooper?

Phil Lutton, Greg Growden THE Queensland Reds aren't concerned an aggravation to the knee of star playmaker Quade Cooper will seriously impede his comeback after he was sent for scans yesterday.

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...

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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...