Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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Live: Wallabies v Springboks

Will Genia of the Wallabies

Phil Lutton Live: Wallabies v Springboks

The honey-badger and getting the meat

New Wallaby Nick Cummins.

Phil Lutton Sekope Kepu, the softly spoken Wallaby prop, couldn't help but burst into a wry smile as Nick Cummins riffed about the new-look Australian backline, in a very Australian way.

Rugby

Schatz's emotional strength through family pain leads to debut dream with Wallabies

Jake Schatz

Phil Lutton Terry Schatz has never listened to the mug punters. Not surprisingly, he's long contended that ''every team needs a Jake''. In his son, the Wallabies have one.

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Lynagh sinks in boot as feel-good factor ends for McKenzie

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Phil Lutton Wallaby great Michael Lynagh has ripped into the Wallabies after they were walloped by the Springboks in Brisbane.

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Excuses have run out for O'Connor

James O'Connor

Phil Lutton It was only a matter of weeks ago that James O'Connor was standing in a foyer at Brisbane's Hilton Hotel speaking about the chat that saved his career.

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South Americans sniff rugby upset

The Pumas take on South Africa in Cape Town last month.

Phil Lutton The Wallabies have gone to great lengths to insist they are taking Argentina as seriously as humanly possible. Perhaps the more poignant question is whether the Pumas are doing the same to Australia.

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Reds haven't given up hope on Cooper

Controversial Reds pivot Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's relationship with Robbie Deans and the ARU might radiate about as much warmth as a polar icecap but the Queensland Reds haven't given up hope of retaining their star five-eighth for...

Quade goes it alone

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Phil Lutton Quade Cooper has spoken up. Woe to him, all of the other players in and around the greater Wallaby universe are choosing to forever hold their piece.

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Reds looking to finally jump the Sharks

The Sharks bundle the Reds out of last year's finals race at Suncorp Stadium.

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.