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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Raiders' season at crossroads after heavy road loss to NZ Warriors

Jon Tuxworth Give Shaun Johnson the lion's share of ball and territory and he's going to hurt you. 

Joey Leilua to make Canberra Raiders debut against New Zealand Warriors

Joey Leilua moved to Canberra from Newcastle as a mid-season signing

Jon Tuxworth Former Newcastle centre Joey Leilua will make his Canberra Raiders debut off the bench in Saturday's crucial match against New Zealand Warriors at Auckland. 

Attacking juggernaut Canberra Raiders focus on being 'bad and mean' in defence

Joey Leilua completed his first training session with the Canberra Raiders on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has put the onus on his players to take individual responsibility for fixing their defence. 

Family first for Frank-Paul Nuuausala in return to Auckland

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 09: Josh Papalii of Raiders offloads during the round nine NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the GOld Coast Titans at Canberra Stadiu.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raider Frank-Paul Nuuausala bought his family $1000 worth of tickets so they can watch him play New Zealand Warriors in his home town Auckland on Saturday.

David Shillington to leave Canberra Raiders for Gold Coast Titans

Raiders teammates Edrick Lee and David Shillington congratulate skipper Jarrod Croker after he scored a try in last week's win at Newcastle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington will leave the NRL club at the end of the season.

"We're brothers": Rapana and Perrett's bond helps realise NRL dream

Canterbury fullback Sam Perrett says he and Canberra winger Jordan Rapana ''are brothers''.

Jon Tuxworth Don't be fooled by their different surnames. Jordan Rapana and Sam Perrett are brothers.

Shillington praises Canberra Raiders' 'fight' after huge defensive workload

David Shillington says the team showed resilence.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop David Shillington said he's proud of the "fight" the young side showed against the Cowboys.

North Queensland's Origin trio backed up out of 'respect' for Canberra Raiders: Matt Scott

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20:  Josh Papalii of the Raiders is tackled by Johnathan Thurston during the round 15 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth North Queensland Cowboys prop Matt Scott has revealed "respect" for the rejuventated Canberra Raiders was the major factor behind the club's State of Origin stars' refusal to be rested for Saturday's...

Another home loss puts Canberra Raiders season at crossroads

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton's timing in injecting himself into the Canberra Raiders back-line at fullback keeps getting better every game.

Johnathan Thurston breaks desperate Canberra Raiders hearts in capital thriller

Cowboys players mob Johnathan Thurston after his dramatic late field goal earned a 21-20 win.

Jon Tuxworth A last-second field goal from North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston broke Canberra Raiders hearts on Saturday. 

Jekyll and Hyde Canberra Raiders keen to end Cowboys stampede and fix home woes

Raiders players look despondent after giving up an 18-point lead at home against the Dragons in round three.

Jon Tuxworth It's the question Canberra Raiders players have been asked ad nauseum for weeks.

Blake Austin and Michael Morgan's ad-lib brilliance a breath of fresh air: Kevin Walters

Michael Morgan has been dynamic for North Queensland since shifting from fullback to five-eighth this year.

Jon Tuxworth Finally a coach has admitted it - most NRL teams are burdened by too much structure. 

"Tamou's going nowhere,'' next year, insists Cowboys coach Paul Green

James Tamou of the Cowboys at the AIS Recovery Centre on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green has emphatically quashed any chance of James Tamou joining the Canberra Raiders next year, declaring "Jimmy is not going anywhere".

'I want to earn my Canberra Raiders spot': Newcastle Knights recruit Joey Leilua

Green machine: Joey Leilua completed his first training session with the Canberra Raiders on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Joey Leilua doesn't expect to be gifted a passage into the Canberra Raiders NRL side.

Canberra Raiders sign Joey Leilua for the rest of the NRL season

Switch of play: Joey Leilua's transfer to the Canberra Raiders is now official.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have officially signed former Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Bargain basement buy Sam Williams prepares for battle with Thurston

Sport. Canberra Raiders training in the rain at their Bruce HQ. Sam Williams warms up.
June 16th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth One's a probable future Immortal, the other accepted small change just for a chance to resurrect his career. 

Canberra Raiders welcome Joey Leilua's touted NRL move

Former Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua has appeared in a video on social media

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders players are confident Joey Leilua is the man to fill their strike centre void.

Halves triangle a welcome dilemma for Canberra Raiders

Raiders halfback Sam Williams.

Jon Tuxworth "I'm just going to go get him, we need him."

Canberra Raiders on the improve but they ''haven't done anything yet'': Stuart

Raiders players celebrate after their big comeback win over Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Ask Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart what the highlight of his team's season is thus far and his answer is succinct: "We haven't done anything yet."

Conquering fullback Tom Ruediger's No.1 task before Country Champs semi-final

Canberra coach Simon Woolford expects Saturday's Country Championships semi final against Newcastle to be a tough test.

Jon Tuxworth When Queanbeyan Blues centre Tom Ruediger was told he'd be shifting to centre for the Canberra representative team, he sought the advice of a Canberra Raider.