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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Raiders slump to record sixth straight NRL home loss against Newcastle Knights

Kinghts players celebrate a try against the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have crashed to a record sixth straight home defeat.

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Early debate over NSW halves 'crazy': Peter Sterling

Jon Tuxworth Halves battle between Jarrod Mullen and Terry Campese shapes as crucial in Saturday afternoon's clash.

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Raiders out to restore 'fortress' Canberra Stadium

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has implored his side to avoid complacency to snap their horror home streak. 

Josh Papalii back for Canberra Raiders, Joel Edwards rested

Josh Papalii at Raiders training.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders representative star Josh Papalii has been named to make his comeback from injury in a major boost before Saturday afternoon's crucial home clash with Newcastle Knights.

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Joel Edwards' safety is paramount, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is adamant the welfare of Joel Edwards will be the club's sole focus when it decides whether the back rower will play this weekend after suffering back-to-back...

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Canberra Raiders stars would back NRL lifting tackle ban

Raiders star Dane Tilse said the game would  survive without the lifting tackle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra forwards Dane Tilse and Paul Vaughan have thrown their support behind calls for the NRL to ban lifting tackles in the wake of the career-ending injury to Newcastle's Alex McKinnon. 

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Canberra Raiders chairman Allan Hawke spills the beans

In for the long haul: Raiders' chairman Allan Hawke.

Jon Tuxworth Will things change under the leadership of new Raiders chairman Allan Hawke? He speaks candidly to Jon Tuxworth.

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Canberra Raiders forward Shaun Fensom could handle Origin: Parish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra and NSW Origin assistant coach Matt Parish believes Shaun Fensom is capable of breaking into the Blues side this year, labelling the Raiders lock ''the sort of player NSW could use''.

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Canberra Raiders' Shaun Fensom, Joel Edwards set to play Penrith Panthers

Head-knock: Raiders back-rower Joel Edwards has been named for this weekend's clash with Penrith.

Jon Tuxworth Both Shaun Fensom and fellow back-rower Joel Edwards are likely to line up for the Raiders against the Panthers on Saturday, with the former cleared of serious injury to his elbow, and the latter...

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Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford has 'decision to make': Josh Papalii

On the boil: Anthony Milford keeps up his strong form against the Rabbitohs.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii has admitted Anthony Milford has ''a decision to make'' as the battle for his services with Brisbane intensifies.

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Tom Learoyd-Lahrs hell-bent on NRL return

Canberra Raiders player Tom Learoyd-Lahrs says he's ready for the challenge of NRL and earning a new contract.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs he faces a battle emerging from the NRL wilderness. 

Canberra Raiders star Shaun Fensom cleared of serious injury

Shaun Fensom has been cleared of serious injury.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom is a chance to line up against Penrith this Saturday after a specialist cleared him of any serious damage to his elbow on Monday. 

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Canberra Raiders brace to cope without Shaun Fensom

Injury scans have proved inconclusive for Raiders star Shaun Fensom.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders insist they're better prepared than before to cope with life without Shaun Fensom after rallying in his absence against Souths.

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Canberra Raiders focus on relying on Anthony Milford less

The Raiders used Anthony Milford with more success against the Rabbitohs.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese says relying less on Anthony Milford's wizardry was a major factor in their upset win over Souths as the Raiders prove they're not a ''one player team''.

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Canberra Raiders' under-20s win a thriller against South Sydney Rabbitohs

Impressive game: Brenko Lee.

Jon Tuxworth Late try hands Raider's Holden Cup side a come-from-behind 34-30 win against South Sydney.

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Rookie Shannon Boyd spurs Canberra Raiders past South Sydney

Rookie Raiders prop Shannon Boyd was outstanding against Souths.

Jon Tuxworth Down Joel Edwards and Shaun Fensom, it was Shannon Boyd who inspired his team off the canvas.

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What we learned: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders

Joel Edwards was brilliant in defence for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has done a tremendous job transforming the Raiders' attitude in defence.

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Canberra Raiders' big men muscle up to rattle South Sydney Rabbitohs to the core

Try time: Raiders players congratulate Dane Tilse after he scored one of the team's five tries against South Sydney on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has lauded the Raiders' courage under adversity after upsetting Souths 30-18

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Canberra Raiders to keep faith in outside back stocks

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are likely to resist recruiting outside back reinforcements, despite Edrick Lee's injury.

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Anthony Milford ready for 'David v Goliath' battle with Greg Inglis

Raiders star Anthony Milford during training on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders legend Brett Mullins has urged Anthony Milford to choose quality over quantity in his battle with Greg Inglis.