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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Vaughan, Wighton selected in NSW emerging squad

Model players: Canberra Raiders players Jack Wighton, left and Edrick Lee show off next season's home and away jerseys.

Jon Tuxworth Young Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan has taken a first major step toward his desire for higher representative honours after he was named in the NSW Emerging Squad for the first time on Friday.

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Jarrod Croker appointed Canberra Raiders captain at just 24

Keen to lead from the front: Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will bank on one of their established juniors, 24-year-old Jarrod Croker, to lead the club into a new era.

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Seiffert Oval upgrades on track for Raiders trial game

Seiffert Oval is getting an upgrade.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is hopeful Seiffert Oval will host a Canberra Raiders premiership match in the future after declaring upgrades to the club's spiritual home on track to be completed for...

League

Raiders hold no bitterness after Waerea-Hargreaves contract deadline expires

The Raiders have taken a contract offer for Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves off the table.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists there's "no negativity or sour grapes" toward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, adamant the club needs to get on with business after the Roosters prop failed to...

League

Canberra Raiders first home game to be on Sunday night for second straight year

The Canberra Raiders are getting used to playing in undesirable timeslots.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders first home game of the season has been scheduled on the despised Sunday night slot.

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League

Matt McIlwrick ready to capitalise on Roosters lifeline

Former Canberra Raider Matt McIlwrick will try to revive his career at the Sydney Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth Matt McIlwrick says the chance to kick-start his career at the Sydney Roosters was too good to refuse, declaring he will "always be thankful" the Canberra Raiders put his best interests first. 

League

Jarrod Croker ready to step up as NRL side Canberra Raiders' captain: Ben Ikin

Missed out: Jarrod Croker was not selected for the PM's XIII.

Jon Tuxworth Former Queensland Origin player Ben Ikin says Jarrod Croker "would be my pick" as the next Canberra Raiders captain, adamant his decision to re-sign long-term after a tough season is proof of his...

League

From Schoolies week to Blues camp for Raiders rookie Lachlan Croker

Lachlan Croker.

Jon Tuxworth He wasn't old enough to crack open a beer at Schoolies last week, but young Canberra Raiders five-eighth Lachlan Croker is already on NSW coach Laurie Daley's radar after making next week's Blues...

League

Canberra Raiders to target 'mature and developed' Queensland players as Anthony Milford loss proves final straw

Anthony Milford's exit from the Raiders has forced the club to rethink it's recruitment strategy.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will focus on recruiting more "mature and developed players" from Queensland but insist they won't completely abandon the rich junior nursery, despite sacking Souths Logan...

League

Canberra Raiders aim to lift memberships

The Raiders are out to attract more members in 2015 with a variety of packages available.

Jon Tuxworth The NRL ladder isn't the only table the Canberra Raiders want to scale next year, the club hopeful a change in results will lift them off the bottom of the membership ranks. 

Netball

Australian Diamonds spurred on by becoming netball's 'Invincibles' in Canberra Test against England

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on to extend their winning streak...

League

Former Raider Joe Picker retires content after playing part in Souths' premiership

The back rower played 110 games with the Raiders from 2007-13.

Jon Tuxworth He's just won an NRL premiership at South Sydney but Joe Picker has hung up the boots despite admitting he could have played on at the Rabbitohs next season.

League

Canberra Raiders English recruit Josh Hodgson wants to finish career in NRL

Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson may be on the cusp of his first English jersey, but he hopes he doesn't play in his homeland again and wants to finish his career in the NRL. 

League

Corey Parker backs Australia's 'generation next' in Four Nations

Corey Parker.

Jon Tuxworth Think the heavily depleted Kangaroos are vulnerable? Think again, says Australian forward Corey Parker.

League

Former Canberra Raiders pair take coaching reins at Gungahlin Bulls

Dave Howell and Lincoln Withers.

Jon Tuxworth The NRL flavour within the Canberra Raiders Cup ranks will be boosted further next year with Lincoln Withers and David Howell set to start a joint player-coach role at Gungahlin Bulls. 

League

Potential Hull KR lifeline gone for Campo

Terry Campese training this week.

Jon Tuxworth A potential career lifeline for Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese has been slammed shut after Hull KR signed Gold Coast pair Albert Kelly and Maurice Blair to two-year deals on Saturday.  

League

Raiders not vying for Josh Hoffman: coach Ricky Stuart

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Bronco Josh Hoffman is not a recruiting target for Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart insists the Raiders are not in the race for out-of-favour Brisbane Bronco Josh Hoffman, with the club preferring to pursue other options as it looks to rebuild for next...

League

Blake Austin removed from Wests Tigers photo, raising doubts about his future

The Tigers membership photo, with Austin missing from the line-up.

Jon Tuxworth New Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says that overhauling his football department is his immediate priority and he is yet to meet with Canberra Raiders target Blake Austin to discuss his future at...

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Gungahlin Bulls rugby league pair to embrace pain of New York marathon to help sick kids

Gungahlin Bulls rugby league players (from left) Kai Sklaner and Steve Boardman are running the New York Marathon to raise money for Camp Quality.

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin Bulls players Steve Boardman and Kai Sklenar have never run 42 kilometres before, but when the going gets tough in next month's New York marathon they'll be spurred on by sick kids who have...