Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Reds predict 'bash fest' against Stormers

Phil Lutton No-frills Reds flanker Beau Robinson has predicted a ''bash fest'' against the Stormers on Saturday night in Brisbane as persistant rain threatens to turn an open game into trench warfare.

Live: Reds v Stormers

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Stormers

Rugby

Reds return to Super Rugby's winner's list with narrow victory over Stormers

Winning night: WIll Genia and the Reds had to work hard to beat the Stormers.

Phil Lutton There's no place like home for the Queensland Reds, who highlighted their love of Suncorp Stadium with a pressure-relieving 22-17 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers on Saturday night.

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Rugby

Lane, Tapuai hurt as Reds fall to Stormers

reds stormers

Phil Lutton Live: Reds vs Stormers

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.

Union

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.

Rugby

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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Criticism gives Cooper a point to prove

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton and Georgina Robinson Reds coach Ewen McKenzie expects beleaguered playmaker Quade Cooper to make a statement against the Stormers in Cape Town on the weekend after absorbing the news of his omission from the Wallaby...

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Rugby

Cooper behind Tapuai slump: Deans

Phil Lutton Wallaby coach Robbie Deans says Quade Cooper’s shortcomings as a player have had a hand in the fall from grace of Reds teammate and former Wallaby centre Ben Tapuai.

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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.

Rugby

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...