Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Rugby

Genia pockets $600k in shock defection to Western Force

Phil Lutton After playing a starring role in his side’s victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Friday night, Will Genia sat down with Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie at midnight and told him he was...

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 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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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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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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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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Opinion

Ioane a loss but Reds need to keep perspective

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Digby Ioane of the Reds in action during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The tattoos aren't for everyone, even if there are enough to go around. But it's almost impossible to fault the way Digby Ioane approaches his rugby.

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Rugby

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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Rugby

McKenzie keeps troops focused on clean sweep of trans-Tasman rivals

Ioane

Phil Lutton There's always something happening when you have Digby Ioane on the books. But Reds coach Ewen McKenzie expects the winger and the rest of the side to shut out this week's nasty contract saga and...

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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.

Rugby

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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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.

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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Live: Reds v Lions

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Lions

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Lions tour comes to life in Brisbane bloodbath

Vunipola

Phil Lutton Blood stains on the crisp white jerseys of the Reds means this Lions tour has come to life. The tourists craved a contest and were dutifully handed one in a spirited night at Suncorp Stadium.

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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

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.

Reds shock: Genia agrees big-money move to Force

Genia

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds star halfback Will Genia has signed with the Western Force and will move to Perth for the 2013 season.

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Rugby

How the Force landed their man

Will Genia

Phil Lutton AFTER playing a starring role in his side's victory over the Blues at Eden Park, Will Genia sat down with Queensland Reds coach, Ewen McKenzie, at midnight and told him he was leaving to join the...

Pub incident to the background, Cooper re-signs with Reds

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper knows how to turn a game in his favour. While explaining away one unwanted headline, he gave Queensland rugby fans the news they had been craving all season.

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