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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Under-20s competition 'exposes kids too early', says Raiders coach

Canberra Raiders under-20 coach Mick Mantelli believes the competition is in need of tinkering.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli agrees the competition isn't hitting its benchmarks and "needs to change", admitting the TV exposure and first class treatment they receive puts them in...

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco backs transfer windows as contract option

Gold Coast's Aidan Sezer will link with the Canberra Raiders next year.

Jon Tuxworth Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco believes transfer windows could be an option to clean up player contract talks after the NRL scrapped the controversial round 13 rule.

Brett Kimmorley says NSW Blues should have given the nod to Blake Austin

Blake Austin scored three tries in on debut for City at Wagga this year.

Jon Tuxworth Former NSW halfback Brett Kimmorley believes the Blues have missed a trick by overlooking form Canberra Raider Blake Austin, adamant his spark could help offset the...

Canberra Raiders yet to decide whether to appeal Ricky Stuart's $20,000 fine

Shocked: Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner says the club is considering challenging Ricky Stuart's latest fine.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner has admitted the club was shocked by the severity of the $20,000 fine imposed on coach Ricky Stuart, and will decide whether to appeal on Monday. 

The NRL's ugly ducklings

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Jon Tuxworth Sometimes less is better. Journalists have that drilled into them early when writing stories. Don't waffle, just get to the point. 

Canberra Raiders slapped with $20k breach notice after Ricky Stuart walkout

Fine: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart found to be in breach of the NRL's guidelines.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have been issued a $20,000 breach notice, the biggest in NRL history for referee criticism and not adhering to media guidelines, after coach Ricky Stuart's press...

Canberra Raider Sia Soliola insists playmakers copping hits 'comes with the job'

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders hitman Sia Soliola insists playmakers who take on the defence should expect to take the odd hit.

Gold Coast Titans half Aidan Sezer committed to Canberra Raiders deal

Canberra Raiders target James Tamou was one of NSW's best in Origin I

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The round 13 rule won't burn the club this time around, Aidan Sezer is coming.

Ricky Stuart walkout a 'build-up of frustration', say Canberra Raiders players

David Shillington said the Raiders' complaints would be taken more seriously if they were a more high-profile team.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker has backed coach Ricky Stuart's media walkout after Saturday's loss to Brisbane.

Former ref Bill Harrigan adamant ''nothing to be gained'' by media grilling refs

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart gets animated on the sideline during his side's loss to Brisbane on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth Former NRL referees boss Bill Harrigan insists he "can't see what would be gained" by forcing referees to front the media.

Canberra Raiders slow out of the blocks again as home woes continue

Josh Papalii laid on one of the biggest hits of the year against the Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra dug itself a 26-0 hole against Canterbury last week after 18 minutes before falling just short in securing the biggest comeback in NRL history.

Stuart hands out the silent treatment after Raiders loss to Broncos

David Shillington of the Canberra Raiders knocks the ball free.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders face a big fine from the NRL after coach Ricky Stuart abruptly halted his post-game press conference after just 25 seconds after Saturday's 24-12 loss to Brisbane.

Queanbeyan targets City-Country clash as Seiffert undergoes more upgrades

Crowds turn out for the game of the  Canberra Raiders Newcastle Knights at Seiffert Oval.
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Date:  21 February 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is adamant more planned upgrades to Seiffert Oval will give them scope to bid for City-Country hosting rights.

Booing Milford 'like booing Santa Claus' as former Raider returns to Canberra

Anthony Milford celebrates a try playing with former Raiders teammates Josh Papalii and Jarrod Croker last year.

Jon Tuxworth Ben Ikin says jeering Anthony Milford in his return to Canberra would be "like booing Santa Claus".

Raiders halfback Sam Williams braced for Brisbane Broncos

Confident: Raider Sam Williams says his running game won't be affected when he returns from a collapsed lung on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams has no issues with the collision that caused him to be hospitalised with a collapsed lung, but he believes referees need to ensure playmakers are protected when...

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams cleared to return from collapsed lung

Sam Williams will return from a collapsed lung for the Raiders.

Chris Wilson, Jon Tuxworth The Raiders will welcome back half Sam Williams against the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night.

Sia Soliola says family comes first as Anthony Milford returns to face Canberra Raiders

Former Raider Anthony Milford will return to Canberra this week for the first time since joining Brisbane Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raider Sia Soliola knows firsthand the turmoil Anthony Milford endured last year.  

Canberra Raiders half Sam Williams racing clock to be fit for Brisbane Broncos

Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to Canterbury. 

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday, with contact sessions to decide his fate. 

Raiders should have seen ambush coming from desperate Dogs

Jordan Rapana of the Canberra Raiders left the field during the first half.

Jon Tuxworth The Bulldogs, last year's grand finalists, are a proud club and after losing five of their past six games were always going to start the game full of intensity.

Canterbury's Josh Reynolds breaks Raiders hearts in Canberra thriller

Josh Reynolds scored a double in the Bulldogs stunning win over the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Josh Reynolds reminded Laurie Daley and the NSW Blues just what he can produce on Sunday.