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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Warriors star Sam Tomkins labels Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton 'brilliant'

Jon Tuxworth New Zealand Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins reckons Canberra Raiders opposite Jack Wighton is a triple threat. "He can attack, he can defend, and he can fight."


David Shillington expected to move on as Canberra Raiders overhaul continues

David Shillington at Raiders pre-season training in January.

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington looks set to be the next big name casualty of the Canberra Raiders rebuild.


We won't be blown off park by Warriors again, say Canberra Raiders


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker insists the team carries no mental baggage from three consecutive hidings by the New Zealand Warriors, adamant the new-look squad has the "mongrel" to avoid...


Josh Papalii can be top of the props, say State of Origin legends

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30:  Josh Papalii of the Raiders scores a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth State of Origin legends Petero Civoniceva and Bradley Clyde believe Josh Papalii will blossom in his shift from back row to prop, backing him to emulate his childhood hero Ruben Wiki and master both...


David Shillington and Shannon Boyd remain in Ricky Stuart's plans

David Shillington still has a role to play for the Raiders, coach Ricky Stuart says.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says props David Shillington and Shannon Boyd remain "well and truly" in his plans despite their omission from the Raiders round one win at Cronulla, revealing he used a...


Canberra Raider Jack Wighton avoids ban for punching

Jack Wighton of the Raiders is sent to the sin bin for throwing a punch.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton has avoided suspension despite being charged with grade one striking for his flurry of punches on Cronulla winger Sosaia Feki in Sunday's 24-20 win in Sydney.

Croker brilliance steers Raiders twenties to come-from-behind win

Lachlan Croker was dynamic against the Sharks in the under-20s on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra halves Lachlan Croker and Lachlan Lewis showed why they're rated future stars in the under-20s on Sunday.

NRL: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks talking points

Jack Wighton of the Raiders celebrates a try against the Sharks.

Jon Tuxworth Five talking points from the Raiders v Sharks NRL game at Remondis Stadium on Sunday night.

Rocks and diamonds for Jack Wighton in Canberra Raiders win over Cronulla Sharks

Jack Wighton of the Raiders is sent to the sin bin for throwing a punch.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart said he "doesn't condone" fullback Jack Wighton's ill discipline after his side's 24-20 win over the Sharks.


Canberra Raiders - Goulburn duo Croker and Cornish link up

A young Mitch Cornish playing for Goulburn Stockmen

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker always felt destined to share a long Canberra Raiders career with a halfback from his home town Goulburn. 


Canberra Raiders drop David Shillington and Shannon Boyd on eve of NRL

Raiders prop David Shillington won't play the season opener despite being named in the run-on side on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson The Canberra Raiders have dropped a selection bombshell on the eve of the NRL season, dumping props David Shillington and Shannon Boyd.


Sisa Waqa backs Canberra Raiders teammate Jack Wighton for higher honours

Jack Wighton can be as good as Billy Slater.

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton is still learning the craft and is yet to lock down Canberra's fullback jersey, but new Raiders winger Sisa Waqa believes Wighton is capable of replacing Waqa's former Melbourne Storm...


Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish ready to 'make his mark' in fight for No.7 jersey

Mitch Cornish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish insists proving he deserves a new contract is the furthest thing from his mind, adamant he'd always pinpointed this year as the time to "make his mark".


Mitch Cornish beats Sam Williams in halfback battle as Canberra Raiders prepare for Sharks

Canberra Raiders' Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders' youngster Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla, with lock Shaun Fensom also passing a fitness test on his injured...

Jack Wighton can put Canberra Raiders pack on front foot from fullback

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have lost an attacking x-factor in Anthony Milford, but prop Dane Tilse has backed Jack Wighton to make the successful jump to fullback and has compared his fearless running game...

Canberra Raiders step into NRL unknown

Former Rooster Frank-Paul Nu'uausala brings experience and class to the young Raiders squad.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders reporter Jon Tuxworth examines the state of play at the NRL club as season 2015 gets ready for kick-off.

Can Canberra Raiders combinations click?

David Shillington is looking for a big year in the front row.

Jon Tuxworth How will the Canberra Raiders go in 2015? We convened an expert panel to answer the BIG questions.

Canberra Raiders 2015 season draw


Jon Tuxworth The Raiders have two home games in the first three rounds.


Second respite centre confirmed for Canberra as celebrities flock for Ricky Stuart golf day

Ricky Stuart tees off at the Ricky Stuart Foundation Golf Day at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has confirmed his foundation has given approval to build a second respite centre in Canberra for children living with disabilities. 


Battle for round one spots intensifies as Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart trims herd

 Sam Williams during raiders training
The Canberra Times  
Date:  28 January 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams says the club must use the next fortnight to patch up its leaky edge defence after the long-running problem was again exposed in Saturday's trial loss to...