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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Gold Coast Titans biggest test in month: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth The Gold Coast have lost representative forward Greg Bird to suspension, but Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is still tipping Saturday's clash with the Titans at Canberra Stadium to be his team's toughest...

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams tackles Aidan Sezer's competiton

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 25:  Aidan Sezer of the Titans is tackled by Chad Townsend and Bodene Thompson of the Warriors during the round eight NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Raiders halfback Sam Williams says the "ball is in my court" to retain a starting position at the NRL club long term, but he insists Saturday's clash with the Gold Coast Titans isn't about proving...

Paul Vaughan plays down Origin hopes as Canberra looks to break home duck

Paul Vaughan says he's happy with his form this season.

Jon Tuxworth Australia's ageing forwards have been put on notice but Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan believes he's still "a bit far away" from breaking into the NSW State of Origin side, despite his strong...

Blake Austin uses City experience to make Canberra Raiders slicker

Chasing improvement: Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin.

Jon Tuxworth He's been mentioned among the NRL's best buys of the season, he's about to make his representative debut with City, but Canberra Raiders play-maker Blake Austin says he still has a "very long way to...

Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington keen to prove worth on comeback from injury

David Shillington has been cleared to return from a broken thumb.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington insists he not a spent force in the NRL.

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton can push Origin claims: Matt Parish

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton in action for Country in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth He's the right-hand man of NSW coach Laurie Daley, and Matt Parish says Raiders fullback Jack Wighton has a big opportunity to play Origin this year.

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd 'can be a wrecking ball': Steve Roach

Canberra Raiders players involved in the 2015 City-Country match (l-r) Jarrod Croker, Paul Vaughan, Blake Austin, Shannon Boyd and Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Steve Roach believes Canberra Raiders giant Shannon Boyd is destined for higher honours.

Canberra Raiders rookie Luke Page pushes his case with PNG

Raiders prop Luke Page is pushing for an NRL spot.

Jon Tuxworth Emerging Canberra Raiders prop Luke Page has admitted he's "starting to get impatient" as he awaits his NRL chance and is hell-bent on using his Papua New Guinea debut this weekend to prove he's...

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says eradicating divers long overdue

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has urged the NRL to remove the incentive for players to stay down after high hits to milk penalties, adamant he's been "banging on about it for two years."

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala admits Canberra Raiders feel desire to prove critics wrong

Canberra Raiders recruit Frank-Paul Nu'uausala says he's happy to be making an impact at the club.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders recruit Frank-Paul Nu'uausala admits Canberra players use a lack of respect from other teams as motivation.

Raiders rebuild ahead of schedule as Canberra emerges as a finals contender

Canberra Raiders' Shannon Boyd is the 18th man for NSW Country.

Jon Tuxworth  All the talking points from Canberra's 30-22 win over the Rabbitohs.

Canberra Raider Jack Wighton ready for Origin: Andrew Johns

Jon Tuxworth Rugby league immortal Andrew Johns believes Canberra full-back Jack Wighton is ready to break into State of Origin football as soon as this year after raving about his display in the Raiders' 30-22...

Raiders stun South Sydney Rabbitohs in another comeback victory

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27:  Anthony Watmough of the Eels looks to pass as Luke Keary of the Rabbitohs attempts to tackle during the round four NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Pirtek Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are the new comeback kids, while Souths are now in a worrying slump, the loss their third on the trot and fourth in their last five matches.

Canberra Raiders bundled out of SG Ball finals in straight sets

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have crashed out of the SG Ball semi finals in straight sets after going down to Cronulla 29-22 in the second week of the finals on Saturday.

Victoria Cross winner inspires Canberra Raiders before Rabbitohs clash

The Anzac coin which will be given to the Raiders player of the match after tomorrow's clash with South Sydney.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker knows it's foolhardy to compare a soldier willingly putting himself in the line of enemy fire to anything on a football field. 

Canberra Raiders hitman Sia Soliola making playmakers see green

Sia Soliola is building a reputation for his toughness.

Jon Tuxworth He's the Canberra Raiders hitman who is fast making the game's best playmakers think twice about running in his direction. 

Luckless hooker Kurt Baptiste hopes third time's a charm at Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders players Shannon Boyd, Kurt Baptiste, and Paul Vaughan wear the Anzac day kit at Canberra Stadium on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth He began the year as Canberra's fourth-string hooker but Kurt Baptiste's stunning display in Sunday's comeback win over Wests Tigers has increased the pressure on out-of-favour rakes Glen...

NRL boss David Smith pledges Canberra Raiders won't lose footy code battle

David Smith

Jon Tuxworth NRL boss David Smith insists rugby league will not lose ground to other football codes in Canberra and has put plans in place to build its relationship with state governments as the...

Canberra Raiders urged to keep feet on ground after stunning Tigers fightback

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart watches on during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Leichhardt Oval on April 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart urges players to avoid getting swept up in euphoria of stunning fightback against Tigers.