Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Rugby

Quade Cooper in the firing line for stoush with Waratahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Reds coach Richard Graham says it's time to end the debate about Quade Cooper's defence as the five-eighth continues to improve on one of the most critically analysed aspects of his game.

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Live: Reds v Waratahs

Tapuai

Phil Lutton Join Phil Lutton for all the action when the Reds take on the Waratahs in the Brisbane blockbuster.

Turner joins injury list as Slipper turns up heat

James Slipper

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds prop James Slipper says his side has reached its first 'must-win' game for the season as another top-line backline star joins the injury list.

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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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.

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.

Rugby

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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Live: Reds v Cheetahs

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Cheetahs

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Rugby Union

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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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...

Super 15

World Cup dreams prompt Gill's 'non merci' to French clubs

Liam Gill

Phil Lutton Reds flanker Liam Gill spurned the advances of French rugby clubs to chase his dream of being Australia's first-choice openside in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Mike Harris puts injury scare through Reds camp

Mike Harris

Phil Lutton Reds coach Richard Graham wants to put some early season pressure on the Waratahs but had his own hands full as centre Mike Harris went down with an ankle injury two days out from the interstate...

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Rugby

Attacking Reds put fire back in Lions tour, says Gatland

Reds playmaker Quade Cooper collars Sam Warburton of the Lions just short of the try line at Suncorp Stadium.

Phil Lutton British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland was caught somewhere between counting the cost of his side's no-holds-barred clash with the Queensland Reds and embracing the old-school carnage of it all.

Rugby Union

Folau ready for next big Test

Israel Folau

Phil Lutton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has lauded the big-match credentials of Israel Folau.

Comeback kid Lealiifano aches for chance to pull on a Wallabies jersey

Lealiifano

Phil Lutton Christian Lealiifano is reminded daily of the two things that have caused the most pain in his life. He bears the scars of one, the mark of another.

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Rugby

Calm head should win Folau a starting spot

Israel Folau.

Phil Lutton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has lauded the big-match credentials of Israel Folau, giving the strongest indication yet the league and AFL convert will be wearing a Wallabies jumper on Saturday night.

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Rugby

Lions tour on par with World Cup: Barnes

Vesatile Wallabies back Berrick Barnes.

Phil Lutton Wallabies utility Berrick Barnes says anticipation levels within the Australian squad have reached World Cup status as the countdown to the first Test against the British and Irish Lions begins in...

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Rugby

Ashley-Cooper fears Lions in open spaces

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Phil Lutton Dull, dreary and obsessed with the set piece ... northern hemisphere sides generally come to Australian shores with a reputation for keeping it deathly simple on the rugby field.

Gill goes to archives to research Lions

Liam Gill is vying for a spot in the Wallabies scrum.

Phil Lutton Liam Gill was a wide-eyed nine-year-old living in Portland, Oregon, the last time the British and Irish Lions toured Australia.

Union

Ewen McKenzie: no messiah, but a visionary of sorts

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Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie will bring an eye for detail but a firm grip of the bigger picture when he takes over the Wallabies, writes Phil Lutton.

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