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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Raiders rookie Tevita Pangai learns from brothers' mistakes

Jon Tuxworth He's tipped for big things, but Canberra Raiders rookie Tevita Pangai need look no further than his own family for the slip-ups which can cruel an NRL dream.


Gungahlin Bulls rugby league pair to embrace pain of New York marathon to help sick kids

Gungahlin Bulls rugby league players (from left) Kai Sklaner and Steve Boardman are running the New York Marathon to raise money for Camp Quality.

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin Bulls players Steve Boardman and Kai Sklenar have never run 42 kilometres before, but when the going gets tough in next month's New York marathon they'll be spurred on by sick kids who have...

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NRL is trying to have its cake and eat it too on player safety

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Jon Tuxworth The gladiatorial aspect of rugby league is its crucial quality that separates it from the rest.


Raiders' Patrick Mago and Tevita Pangai make cut for Junior Kangaroos' clash with Kiwis

Patrick Mago.

Jon Tuxworth Promising Canberra Raiders back-rowers Patrick Mago and Tevita Pangai have been named in the Junior Kangaroos team to take on New Zealand in Auckland on October 18.


Michael Maguire's success as coach no surprise to his peers

Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire celebrates winning the 2014 NRL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth As a footballer at Canberra Raiders, Souths premiership coach Michael Maguire was an average toiler who had to fight for every scrap he got. 


Josh Papalii says he should be allowed to play for Samoa should he miss Kangaroos selection

Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii has called for international eligibility rules to be tweaked to help 'minnows' be competitive, admitting he would love to play for Samoa if snubbed by Australia.


Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson latest Englishman to join NRL

Jon Tuxworth In a grand final week where Poms have been flavour of the month, Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson isn't about to make any grand statements.


Canberra Raiders weigh up fullback options as Josh Hoffman looms as a prospect

Possibility: Brisbane's Josh Hoffman has been given permission to speak with other clubs.

Jon Tuxworth Josh Hoffman's manager expects the Raiders to show interest after the Broncos released the star back.


Joe Picker's Bigga brothers on South Sydney Rabbitohs bandwagon

Mick Picker, right, with his young cousin Daniel Picker, 14, outside the family-owned sports store in Crookwell.

Jon Tuxworth They were brought up in Raiders lime green, but the Pickers have decked out their Crookwell sports store in the myrtle green of the Rabbitohs.


Canberra Raiders utility Jack Wighton ready to settle down

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton says he's keen to settle on a long-term position, despite his versatility.


Canberra Raiders player Jarrod Croker snubbed by PM's XIII selectors

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

Jon Tuxworth Canberra centre Jarrod Croker has been snubbed again by representative selectors.

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Push for greater representation on NRL club boards not just about gender, says Bulldogs' Raelene Castle

Erin Molan was reportedly being considered for the Canberra Raiders board.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's quest to appoint sports reporter Erin Molan to its board was quashed by her employer.

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Penrith Panthers prop Nigel Plum backs Canberra Raiders revival

Premiership contender: Panther Nigel Plum is a fan of Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Penrith prop and former Raiders player Nigel Plum has backed Ricky Stuart as the man to rebuild at Canberra.


Canberra Raiders outcast Joe Picker on verge of premiership glory with South Sydney Rabbitohs

Souths player and former Raider Joe Picker makes a tackle against Manly.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders junior Joe Picker says he would feel part of South Sydney's success if they win the title.


Tim Sheens recognises Penrith momentum as Raiders celebrate 25th anniversary of 1989 flag

The Raiders celebrate their 1989 grand final win over the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth Tim Sheens knows exactly how the Penrith Panthers feel right now. 


Canberra Raiders prop Luke Page turns down Big Mal to kickstart NRL career

Canberra Raiders recruit Luke Page in action for Queensland Cup side Souths Logan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Luke Page admits he "took football for granted" before he was cut by Gold Coast, but is using the kick up the butt to kickstart his career with the Raiders. 


Canberra Raiders' skipper Terry Campese could benefit from giving up the club captaincy, according to great Alan Tongue

Terry Campese.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raiders skipper Alan Tongue believes Terry Campese could benefit from giving up the captaincy to ease the pressure on him as he tries to save his career. 

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Canberra Raiders won't leave Souths Logan in the lurch

Canberra Raiders chief Don Furner.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders insist they will not desert the Souths Logan region, which has produced some of its best players, despite the decision to stop using its Queensland Cup side as a feeder club.


Juniors realise grand final dreams in local rugby league deciders

SPORT: Junior rugby league grand finals at Canberra Stadium in Bruce. Under 16s Zone 1 grand final between West Belconnen Gold and Queanbeyan United Blues. From left, Gold players Dustin Lister and Harry Brown celebrate a try.14th September 2014 . Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Stadium may not have been a successful hunting ground for the Canberra Raiders this year, but the region's best juniors were able to live out their dreams when the Canberra junior rugby...


Laurie Daley says Blake Austin would be 'great boost' for Canberra Raiders

Blake Austin is a chance to join the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's greatest five-eighth, Laurie Daley, believes key recruiting target Blake Austin would be a "great boost for the club", but warned Wests Tigers they'd be foolish to let him go.