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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Raiders Blake Austin no point to prove against Wests Tigers

Jon Tuxworth Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin insists he won't have a point to prove to new Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor when he takes on his former side on Sunday, adamant going from Tigers Mr Fix-It to...

Relief for Canberra Raiders as Shaun Fensom, Josh Hodgson cleared of major injury

Shaun Fensom comes off injured during the round six NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders forwards Shaun Fensom and Josh Hodgson have been cleared of major injury and will be given until the 11th hour to prove their fitness for Sunday's crucial clash with Wests Tigers.

Fresh start for the 'Fresh Prince' as Edrick Lee looks to shed cult figure status

Edrick Lee before he gave his flat-top the chop.

Jon Tuxworth He was dubbed the "Fresh Prince of Belconnen" for his trademark flat-top, but Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee has revealed he shaved it off because he wants to build a reputation for his football,...

Paul Vaughan ready to claim mantle as Canberra Raiders' forward leader: Brett White

Paul Vaughan and Brett White (left) celebrate Vaughan's try in Canberra's final round win over Parramatta last year, White's last NRL game.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raiders forward Brett White has backed Paul Vaughan to relish being their new forward leader, admitting he sees similarities in his development and attitude to Melbourne prop Jesse...

Canberra Raiders recruit Aidan Sezer focused on leaving Gold Coast Titans on high note

Aidan Sezer in action for the Titans.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra recruit Aidan Sezer says a desire to be closer to family and a strong relationship with Ricky Stuart were the main factors in signing a three-year deal with the Raiders. 

Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm talking points

Canberra Raiders player Dane Tilse with daughter Ila after playing his 200th game and his last home game for the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Dane Tilse bids farewell in style, but can the Raiders over come their injury woes?

Gritty Canberra Raiders use defence to secure comeback under-20 win over Storm

Zac Woolford set up the try that put the Raiders in the lead.

Jon Tuxworth A gutsy defensive performance in the dying stages allowed  the Canberra Raiders under-20s to register their third victory of the year 28-24 over Melbourne at Canberra Stadium on Sunday. 

Canberra Raiders lose Shaun Fensom, Josh Hodgson to injury in Storm home loss

Winger Jeremy Hawkins of the Canberra Raiders find the corner to score the first try of the match.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' 14-10 loss to Melbourne was compounded by leg injuries to key players.

Rugby league

Josh Hodgson ready to give Cameron Smith a tougher fight

Josh Hodgson of the Canberra Raiders is tackled by Bodene Thompson of the New Zealand Warriors

Jon Tuxworth If Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson was to mark his first Test against Cameron Smith, he would flunk himself. 

Rugby league

Canberra Raiders keen to avoid unwanted home record

Paul Vaughan of the Raiders celebrates with team mate Glen Buttriss after scoring the match winning try during the round seven NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium on April 20, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are desperate to avoid losing their first three home games for the first time in 23 years, prop Paul Vaughan adamant it's time to back talk with action and rectify their poor...

Out of the Storm, Sisa Waqa now comfortable at Canberra Raiders

Out of the Storm, Canberra Raiders winger Sisa Waqa.

Jon Tuxworth Out of the Storm, Sisa Waqa and his family are settling in at the Canberra Raiders.

Dane Tilse says Raiders milestone game 'not about me'

Dane Tilse.

Jon Tuxworth Departing prop Dane Tilse knows he is the lowest profile member of the Canberra Raiders 200-club, but that's just the way he likes it. 

Jordan Rapana wants to repay Canberra Raiders gamble and re-sign with club

Jordan Rapana tussles with former Raider Blake Ferguson during the round four clash with Sydney Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana has declared his intention to re-sign and "repay the club" for taking a massive gamble in handing him an NRL lifeline. 

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams aiming to kick-on against Storm

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09:  Billy Slater of the Storm runs the ball during the round one NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Melbourne Storm at WIN Jubilee Stadium on March 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth His kicking game shut down Brett Stewart's impact last week, now Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is focused on starving Melbourne star Billy Slater of chances in Sunday's clash at Canberra...

Canberra Raiders stalwart Dane Tilse prepares for home swansong in 200th game for club

SPORT: Canberra Raiders player Dane Tilse has been released from the club so he can play for the Hull Kingston Rovers in the UK Super League. 1st April 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has urged the team to rise to the occasion and send Dane Tilse out a winner in the England-bound prop's 200th game and final home match for the club on Sunday.

Canberra rugby league applauds NRL's tough stance on referee abuse

James Graham of the Bulldogs confronts referee, Gerard Sutton after awarding the Rabbitohs a late penalty.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale says the NRL's tough stance on dissent was crucial to send a stern message as bush football struggles to attract and retain young...

Shaun Fensom lauds back to basics approach for Canberra Raiders revival

Blake Austin showed his toughness against Manly.

Jon Tuxworth Shaun Fensom is normally the man the Canberra Raiders turn to when the chips are down. 

Sam Williams' impressive return for Canberra Raiders doesn't mean end of Cornish: Ricky Stuart

Mitch Cornish is now behind Sam Williams in the Raiders' pecking order.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart says Sam Williams' display against Manly "doesn't mean the end of Mitch Cornish".

Blake Austin backs up his talk with actions to lead Raiders to victory

Blake Austin of the Raiders and team mates look dejected after a Roosters try

Jon Tuxworth In a midweek news conference Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin took responsibility for Canberra's lack of direction against the Roosters last week, declaring: "I could definitely be giving more."

Canberra Raiders new halves pairing 'wonderful' in defeat of Manly Sea Eagles

The Raiders' Sisa Waqa offloads during the round five NRL match against the Manly Sea Eagles in Albury.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have breathed new life into their NRL season, ending their attacking woes to beat Manly 29-16 in Albury on the back of superb games from halves Blake Austin and Sam Williams.