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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Ricky Stuart's Raiders: Canberra signs Newcastle Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders confirm another signing - with just six players remaining from 2013 team. 

A grand final to remember but Canberra Raiders 1989 title still simply the best

The Canberra Raiders celebrate winning the 1989 NSWRL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders grand final hero Steve Jackson has a word of advice for Michael Morgan - get ready for a few free lunches. 

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Canberra Raiders recruit Aidan Sezer didn't leave Gold Coast Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans

'Getting back closer to family and friend will be good for us, and ease the burden on life away from footy': Aidan Sezer.

Jon Tuxworth It seemed like everyone was of the opinion Aidan Sezer left the Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans. He sets the record straight.

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Rugby league

Under-20 grand final loss with Canberra has Anthony Milford primed for big stage

Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Anthony Milford
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:48 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford already knows the pain of grand final defeat after copping it twice in one year at Canberra. 

Sorry fellow Cane Toads, the NRL grand final should stay in Sydney

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Jon Tuxworth I'm about as maroon as they come but Queensland should never host the NRL grand final. 

Canberra Raider Blake Austin sheds utility tag on journey to five-eighth crown

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28:Blake Austin and Gillian Alefosio  arrive at the 20145 Dally M Awards at Star City on September 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Blake Austin knows from experience utility can be a dirty word in rugby league. 

Billy Moore remembers his Justin Hodges incident

Nervous wait: Justin Hodges.

Jon Tuxworth As Aidan Guerra went into bat for Justin Hodges at the judiciary, Billy Moore recalls when he was asked to do the same for Canberra's John Lomax in 1994.

Canberra Raiders' English recruit Elliott Whitehead primed to realise NRL dream

Jon Tuxworth Elliott Whitehead has revealed a simple phone call from coach Ricky Stuart was the major factor in his decision to reject offers from other NRL clubs and join the Canberra Raiders. 

Canberra Raiders renew calls for development compensation after Milford loss

Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford has enjoyed a breakout season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have renewed calls for clubs to be given compensation for losing players they've invested time and money developing, adamant the "well could run dry" if a safety blanket isn't...

Players can't plead ignorance to dangers of prescription drugs, say Raiders

South Sydney's Dylan Walker in hospital.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders welfare officer Dean Souter says players cannot plead ignorance to the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, as they are educated ad nauseam about the risks. 

Former Canberra Raider Brett White appointed under-20s coach

Brett White ahead of his final match for the Raiders in September last year.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Brett White says his success will be judged more on how many young players are developed into first graders than on-field results. 

Canberra Raider Jack Wighton warned over social media use

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra has warned Jack Wighton about social media after his public spat with his ex-partner on Instagram.

Ill-disciplined Mounties blow grand final chance as Raiders bid farewell

Mounties half Josh McCrone.

Jon Tuxworth A host of the Canberra Raiders' departing players have been denied a chance to bid farewell with a NSW Cup title.

2015 Canberra Raiders fan survey results: Team must make NRL finals in 2016

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth It's finals or bust for the Canberra Raiders next season. So say the fans.

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Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton chosen for Prime Minister's XIII


Jon Tuxworth and AAP Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton will wear the green and gold at senior level for the first time after he was selected in the Prime Minister's XIII team to play Papua New Guinea on September 26.

Canberra Raider Tevita Pangai named in under-20s team of the year

Canberra Raiders young gun Tevita Pangai is ready for a crack at the NRL in 2016.

5 Feb 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson 
The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Mounties NSW Cup coach Steve Antonelli believes Tevita Pangai is capable of being the next Canberra Raiders young forward to crack the NRL after he was named in the under-20s player of the...

Canberra Raiders' under-20s season over after brave defeat to Wests Tigers

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' under-20s season ended with a 24-22 loss to Wests Tigers on Sunday. 

Canberra Raiders coach Mick Mantelli to bow out at end of season

Raiders under-20 coach Mick Mantelli will leave the side after their finals campaign.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli is hopeful Sunday's final against the Tigers won't be his swansong.

Canberra Raiders talent spotter David Hamilton poached by Gold Coast Titans

Dave Hamilton, left.

Jon Tuxworth He's the man with who helped unearth the likes of Jack Wighton, Josh Dugan, Jarrod Croker and Josh Papalii.  

Sia Soliola wins Mal Meninga Medal as Canberra Raiders' best

Sia Soliola, with wife, Gemmah, won Wednesday night's Mal Meninga Medal at the AIS Arena.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders back-rower Sia Soliola has capped a superb return to the NRL by winning a Mal Meninga Medal count.