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...

'I've spilled litres of blood': Daley fires back at Qld greats

Queensland Red Ben Daley has hit back after criticism of the team's effort levels.

Phil Lutton It's Queensland-NSW derby day and the Reds are locked in battle with... their own former greats.

Rugby

Reds refuse to buy into O'Connor reports

James O'Connor

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has endorsed James O'Connor as a quality footballer but refused to confirm reports the former Wallaby had already agreed to a two-year deal at Ballymore.

Reds rookie Samu Kerevi unlocks right code

Samu Kerevi would be playing the round ball game if his father had his way.

Phil Lutton The young bull that could represent the future of the Queensland Reds backline considers himself blessed to be there.

Horwill trusts coach, CEO to make right call on O'Connor

Reds skipper James Horwill.

Phil Lutton Reds captain James Horwill hasn't been in touch with James O'Connor since the former Wallaby departed for Europe but says QRU powerbrokers wouldn't want his services unless they were confident he...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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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The case for keeping Quade Cooper

Staying put: Quade Cooper has re-signed with the Queensland Reds.

Phil Lutton Depending on whether you are a fan of Quade Cooper, or someone who wishes his foray into rugby league had been explored in greater depth, the punishment may or may not have fit the crime.

Rugby

Hungry Force put one over the Reds

Force

Phil Lutton Will Genia has only been back for 40 minutes but has already signalled a shakedown at Ballymore this week as the Reds try to rebound from a shock defeat at the hands of the Western Force.

Reds rediscover adventurous streak

Will Genia.

Phil Lutton Will Genia was scheming, Quade Cooper was scoring and James Horwill is back. There’s life in the Reds yet, even if it was almost sucked out of them in a frantic final seconds at Suncorp Stadium.

Horwill set for Reds comeback

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 17: James Horwill, captain of the St.George Queensland Reds, looks dejected after the Sharks won the Super Rugby match between The Sharks and Reds at Mr Price Kings Park on March 17, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will miss the red-hot form of flanker Liam Gill in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium.

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...

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.

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...