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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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

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.

Rugby league

Brad Fittler says 'a fear of embarrassing himself' will drive Raiders legend Ken Nagas at Nines

Fittler's return to the Roosters line-up for the pre-season tournament, along with Steve Menzies for Manly, gave the tournament a huge promotional boost in its first season last year.

Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler is adamant the NRL would be "stupid" to pull the pin on past legends making Auckland Nines cameos, backing Canberra Raiders legend Ken Nagas to hold his own despite retiring 13 years ago.

Raiders give back to community in last training run before Christmas


Jon Tuxworth In the midst of a tortorous pre-season it's easy for rugby league players to feel sorry for themselves. 


No green to be seen as Fergo and Waerea-Hargreaves train with the Roosters in Canberra

The Canberra Raiders have ended negotiations with Sydney Roosters prop Jared Warea-Hargreaves.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fans could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmases had come at once when they hear Blake Ferguson and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are training in the capital.


Vaughan, Wighton selected in NSW emerging squad

Model players: Canberra Raiders players Jack Wighton, left and Edrick Lee show off next season's home and away jerseys.

Jon Tuxworth Young Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan has taken a first major step toward his desire for higher representative honours after he was named in the NSW Emerging Squad for the first time on Friday.

Rugby league

Jarrod Croker appointed Canberra Raiders captain at just 24

Keen to lead from the front: Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will bank on one of their established juniors, 24-year-old Jarrod Croker, to lead the club into a new era.

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Seiffert Oval upgrades on track for Raiders trial game

Seiffert Oval is getting an upgrade.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is hopeful Seiffert Oval will host a Canberra Raiders premiership match in the future after declaring upgrades to the club's spiritual home on track to be completed for...


Raiders hold no bitterness after Waerea-Hargreaves contract deadline expires

The Raiders have taken a contract offer for Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves off the table.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists there's "no negativity or sour grapes" toward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, adamant the club needs to get on with business after the Roosters prop failed to...


Canberra Raiders first home game to be on Sunday night for second straight year

The Canberra Raiders are getting used to playing in undesirable timeslots.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders first home game of the season has been scheduled on the despised Sunday night slot.

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Matt McIlwrick ready to capitalise on Roosters lifeline

Former Canberra Raider Matt McIlwrick will try to revive his career at the Sydney Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth Matt McIlwrick says the chance to kick-start his career at the Sydney Roosters was too good to refuse, declaring he will "always be thankful" the Canberra Raiders put his best interests first. 


Jarrod Croker ready to step up as NRL side Canberra Raiders' captain: Ben Ikin

Missed out: Jarrod Croker was not selected for the PM's XIII.

Jon Tuxworth Former Queensland Origin player Ben Ikin says Jarrod Croker "would be my pick" as the next Canberra Raiders captain, adamant his decision to re-sign long-term after a tough season is proof of his...


From Schoolies week to Blues camp for Raiders rookie Lachlan Croker

Lachlan Croker.

Jon Tuxworth He wasn't old enough to crack open a beer at Schoolies last week, but young Canberra Raiders five-eighth Lachlan Croker is already on NSW coach Laurie Daley's radar after making next week's Blues...


Canberra Raiders to target 'mature and developed' Queensland players as Anthony Milford loss proves final straw

Anthony Milford's exit from the Raiders has forced the club to rethink it's recruitment strategy.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will focus on recruiting more "mature and developed players" from Queensland but insist they won't completely abandon the rich junior nursery, despite sacking Souths Logan...


Canberra Raiders aim to lift memberships

The Raiders are out to attract more members in 2015 with a variety of packages available.

Jon Tuxworth The NRL ladder isn't the only table the Canberra Raiders want to scale next year, the club hopeful a change in results will lift them off the bottom of the membership ranks. 


Former Raider Joe Picker retires content after playing part in Souths' premiership

The back rower played 110 games with the Raiders from 2007-13.

Jon Tuxworth He's just won an NRL premiership at South Sydney but Joe Picker has hung up the boots despite admitting he could have played on at the Rabbitohs next season.


Australian Diamonds spurred on by becoming netball's 'Invincibles' in Canberra Test against England

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on to extend their winning streak...


Canberra Raiders English recruit Josh Hodgson wants to finish career in NRL

Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson may be on the cusp of his first English jersey, but he hopes he doesn't play in his homeland again and wants to finish his career in the NRL. 


Corey Parker backs Australia's 'generation next' in Four Nations

Corey Parker.

Jon Tuxworth Think the heavily depleted Kangaroos are vulnerable? Think again, says Australian forward Corey Parker.