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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Raiders star Shaun Fensom faces one-week ban for dangerous tackle

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders forward pack has been further decimated before Sunday's home clash against Gold Coast, with lock Shaun Fensom facing a one match ban after being charged with grade two dangerous...

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Canberra Raiders: Mitch Cornish keeps himself on Ricky Stuart's radar

Young halfback Mitch Cornish was a standout for the Canberra Raiders under-20s on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Young halfback Mitch Cornish issued a timely reminder to Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart in the Raiders under-20s. 

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What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Triumph: Jarrod Croker of the Raiders celebrates a try with teammate and former Knights player Joel Edwards, no.12.

Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the round two clash between Canberra and Newcastle.

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Canberra Raiders unseat Newcastle Knights but lose Josh Papalii to injury

Raiders fullback Anthony Milford was at his dazzling best against the Knights.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra’s opening win of the year, and Ricky Stuart’s first as Raiders coach, may have come at a huge cost.

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Canberra Raiders and Newcastle prepare for tough game

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has squared off with Wayne Bennett often enough to know his teams thrive on adversity. 

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NRL: Canberra Raiders want to kick off season 2015 at home

Request: Raiders CEO Don Furner says he wants more early season home games next season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will rally the NRL to kick off its campaign at home next season.

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Josh McCrone adjusting to his switch to hooker at Canberra Raiders

Raiders utility Josh McCrone admits he ran out of gas in his switch to hooker

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders bench hooker Josh McCrone says he is still adjusting to his bigger defensive workload.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has five-eighth plans for Jack Wighton

Canberra Raider Jack Wighton

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has declared he's in for the long haul to develop Jack Wighton.

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NRL: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart takes positives from loss to North Queensland Cowboys

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Raiders coach Ricky Stuart looks on  during the post match press conference at the end of the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The NRL season is a marathon, not a sprint. That's the message from Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

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NRL: Raider Anthony Milford serves critics dose of humble pie

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders runs the ball during the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford used suggestions he wouldn't play with commitment this season as motivation on Saturday.

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New Raiders board member pushes for more women

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Jon Tuxworth New Raiders board member Yvonne Gillett wants to provide a fresh perspective as the only woman on the panel.

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Loss to North Queensland Cowboys shows Canberra Raiders where the gaps are

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys smiles during the post match press conference after winning the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth After letting a 16-0 lead slip from their grasp, Saturday's 28-22 loss to North Queensland in Townsville will sting the Canberra Raiders.

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What we learned: North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders

Kyle Feldt.

Jon Tuxworth The big talking points from the clash between the Raiders and the Cowboys

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NRL: North Queensland Cowboys loss to sting Canberra Raiders

Paul Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth After letting a 16-0 lead slip from their grasp, Saturday’s 28-22 loss to North Queensland in Townsville will sting the Canberra Raiders.

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Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii set to bring down North Queensland Cowboys

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:59 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Three months ago, Josh Papalii and North Queensland's stars were teammates.

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NRL: Laurie Daley, Brad Fittler and Brett Kenny back Jack Wighton's switch to five-eighth for Canberra Raiders

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler believes Ricky Stuart's Terry Campese-Jack Wighton Raiders halves gamble will be worth it.

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NRL: Paul Vaughan backs debutant Shannon Boyd to meet Cowboys' test

Jon Tuxworth Paul Vaughan says Shannon Boyd won't be intimidated when he debuts against the Test props.

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NRL: Be patient with young Raider Jack Wighton, says Laurie Daley

Jon Tuxworth Laurie Daley has warned not to expect Jack Wighton to become the next ''Johnathan Thurston straight away''.

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Bullied-boy Raider Edrick Lee spreads the message

Jon Tuxworth Edrick Lee says there were times he was bullied so badly as a youngster, he hated going to school.

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NRL: Jack Ahearn has faith in his future

Sport: Raiders player Jack Ahearn sporting his old local Valley Dragons jersey. 28th of February 2014, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The similarities between Jack Ahearn and Josh Dugan are obvious - same junior club, same position, same tattoos.