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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Jordan Rapana gives Canberra Raiders a selection headache after strong trial display

Jon Tuxworth His comeback season ended early thanks to a fractured skull, but Jordan Rapana has given the Canberra Raiders a welcome selection headache after a strong last-ditch audition in Saturday's trial loss...

Canberra Raiders talking points from Newcastle trial loss

Raiders headshot - Hawkins, Jeremy

Jon Tuxworth Jeremy Hawkins began the match on the wing in a sign he's ahead of Jordan Rapana in the race for a round one berth.

Jarrod Croker says no cause for alarm as Newcastle Knights spoil Canberra Raiders homecoming

Canberra Raiders player during the game against the Newcastle Knights at Seiffert oval.
21February 2015
Photo jay cronans ail Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker insists there is no cause for panic after the Raiders lost 26-4 to Newcastle in a trial game.

Canberra Raiders star Edrick Lee says he was bullied

''At school I was different to everyone else,'' says Canberra Raiders player Edrick Lee.

Jon Tuxworth Edrick Lee would hide at the back of the class in primary school, kids bullying him because of the colour of his skin.

Raiders to play Manly in Albury on Easter Saturday

The Raiders and Manly will play in Albury in April.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will play Manly at Albury's Lavington Oval in round five on Easter Saturday.

Canberra Raiders prepare for last chance saloon in battle for round one spots

Knights captain Kurt Gidley and Jarrod Croker at Seiffert Oval on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth When the Canberra Raiders left Seiffert Oval in 1989, Jarrod Croker was just a twinkle in his father's eye. 

Memorable Seiffert Oval moments as Canberra Raiders prepare to write another chapter

Canberra prop John McLeod on the rampage against Newton at Seiffert Oval on April 18, 1982. The Raiders won 12-11 to secure their first premiership victory.

Jon Tuxworth John McIntyre still has mates unwilling to forgive and forget his decision to move the club from Seiffert Oval. 

Danny Buderus backs Josh Hodgson to make NRL grade at Canberra Raiders

Raiders recruit and England hooker Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth Danny Buderus has backed Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson to shine in the NRL - but with a warning.

Canberra Raiders players have chance to impress Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens at Seiffert trial

Tim Sheens.

Jon Tuxworth Tim Sheens will put business ahead of nostalgia when he attends Saturday's Seiffert Oval trial match against Newcastle.

Mitch Cornish ahead in race for Canberra Raiders halfback position

Contender: Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish will get to fire the first shot as Raiders halfback in Canberra's final trial match on Saturday.


David Shillington returns for Canberra Raiders and aims to re-sign

David Shillington played for Mounties on the weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Off-contract Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington hopes surgery has put his chest problems behind him, declaring he's settled in Canberra and wants to stay beyond this season as the battle for...


David Shillington wants to break shackles in Canberra Raiders return

David Shillington says the club have made progress with their attitude.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop David Shillington says he's determined not to let his game fall back into a convervative rut, claiming he and the Raiders are rebuilding from the "broken down team" that finished 2013.


Shock recovery for Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom is on the brink of a stunning recovery for the NRL season-opener.


Josh Papalii wants to be Canberra Raiders player 'for life'

Josh Papalii is tackled during the Four Nations match between Australia and England, November 2, 2014.

Jon Tuxworth His best mate Anthony Milford may have donned the Brisbane Broncos jersey on Saturday, but Canberra star Josh Papalii insists he won't desert the Green Machine and wants to be a "Raider for life".


Past and present collide for Canberra Raiders as youngsters upstage Ken Nagas in Auckland

Lachlan Croker of the Raiders scores a try against the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas Young guns steal show for Canberra Raiders in boilover win over New Zealand at Auckland Nines.


Canberra Raiders' Josh McCrone says he's still half a chance

Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone insists controversial rule changes to curb wrestling won't turn the game into touch football as the Raiders consider fielding two dummy half options to counteract faster ruck speed.


Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton seeking advice of Greg Inglis on switch to fullback

Jack Wighton will seek the advice of his hero.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton will seek advice from All Stars teammate Greg Inglis before his switch to fullback.


Injured Raiders forwards Shaun Fensom and David Shillington pushing to be fit for round one

Shaun Fensom is confident of a strong return from injury.

Jon Tuxworth Shaun Fensom has warned NRL rivals he expects to defy the odds and return from major knee surgery better than ever, revealing the break has given his war torn body time to heal.  


Only more injuries can stop a breakout year for Edrick Lee, says Wendell Sailor

Edrick Lee on the move.

Jon Tuxworth He was out of sight, out of mind with Indigenous All Stars voters but Wendell Sailor believes only more long term injury will stop Edrick Lee from making the Maroons sit up and take notice. 


Canberra Raiders stars Jarrod Croker and Jack Wighton named in All Stars

Jarrod Croker after being announced as Canberra Raiders captain at Canberra Zoo on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Centre Jarrod Croker has continued his fairytale run by being named in the NRL All Stars team to take on the Indigenous All Stars.