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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Wests Tigers edge out Canberra Raiders in spiteful Campbelltown clash

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have vowed to rally around shattered goalkicker Jarrod Croker, adamant that failing to take their earlier chances against an injury-stricken Tigers was to blame for a 19-18 loss...

League

Kurt Baptiste set to debut with the Canberra Raiders

Jack Wighton trains with the Blues in the build-up to Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating another late selection shake-up, with former Brisbane Broncos hooker Kurt Baptiste set to make his club debut for Canberra from the bench.

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Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii chance to return against Wests Tigers

Paul Vaughan will return from a one week suspension against the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Josh Papalii is a chance to return early from injury against Wests Tigers on Saturday.

League

Brenko Lee aims to cut out errors for Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders' jersey for the Close The Gap round.

Jon Tuxworth Brenko Lee has pledged to ''redeem'' himself for some nervous slip-ups on his NRL debut for the Raiders.

League

Goulburn beats a spirited Woden Valley in Canberra Raiders Cup

Goulburn player-coach Mick Picker.

Jon Tuxworth Late tries to Matt Worboys and Mitch Turner helped Goulburn cement a Canberra Raiders Cup top-four spot.

League

James Tedesco not fazed by Canberra Raiders confrontation

Tiger James Tedesco isn't worried about facing the Raiders this week.

Jon Tuxworth Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco knows he will cop some abuse against the Canberra Raiders this weekend.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart defends Anthony Milford benching

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Raiders player Anthony Milford in action during the game against the Canterbury Bulldogs 
The Canberra Times
20 June 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has defended the move to start boom fullback Anthony Milford from the bench in Friday's 22-14 loss to Canterbury which virtually buried his side's remote finals...

League

What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs

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Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton had an ideal chance to press his claims after being involved in the Blues camp for Origin II.

League

Ricky Stuart shuffles deck but Bulldogs come up trumps against Raiders

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Jon Tuxworth In the sixth minute Jarrod Croker scored his 11th try of the season through some aggressive hole running off a Terry Campese pass. 

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says club may cop more pain before a resurgence

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says he is as impatient as the club's restless fans, but the Raiders may have to endure ''a bit of short-term pain'' if the NRL franchise is to re-emerge as a premiership...

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Queensland player ratings

Justin Hodges was a strong performer for the Maroons.

Jon Tuxworth Who were the strong performers on the losing side?

League

Wally Lewis' starstruck nephew goes easy on Maroons in Gold Coast showdown

Canberra Raiders youngster Lachlan Lewis, nephew of Queensland Origin legend Wally.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders youngster Lachlan Lewis knew even being related to rugby league royalty wouldn't help him on Sunday.

League

Dane Tilse backs Canberra Raiders to match Bulldogs' pack

Tilse  urged the team to use the club's 1994 premiership celebrations as motivation to lift and snap a four-game losing streak.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse insists an understrength Raiders can match Canterbury's feared pack on Friday at Canberra Stadium, despite the absence of Josh Papalii, Paul Vaughan and Joel Edwards.

Netball

Australian Diamonds to play England at Canberra in October

Australia's Renae Hallinan in action against New Zealand at the AIS last October. The Diamonds will play England in Canberra later this year.

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Diamonds will play in the capital for the second straight year against England in October. 

League

Canberra desperate to end Country Rugby League championships drought

Canberra co-captain Josh Ayers is a fan of coach Jack Giddings' calm approach.

Jon Tuxworth Jack Giddings has shared a coaching box with Craig Bellamy, but the pair's approach couldn't be more different. 

Saturday Serve

Thinking of the little children would ease any Blues remorse for a Queenslander

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Jon Tuxworth I bleed Maroon and I'm as Queensland as the Big Pineapple. But NSW needs to win Origin this year.

League

Canberra Raiders slash ticket prices for grand final reunion clash against Canterbury Bulldogs

Friends and foes: Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga are returning to Canberra for the reunion of the 1994 grand final win after Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra rugby league royalty will be on hand for the Raiders next home game against Canterbury, but ticket prices have been slashed to commemorate the club's last premiership in 1994. 

League

Canberra Raider Paul Vaughan faces one game suspension

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's forward pack has been further decimated with prop Paul Vaughan facing a one-match ban for a crusher tackle on Todd Lowrie in Monday night's 28-4 loss to Brisbane. 

League

NRL boss David Smith opens door to junior development concessions for Raiders

Dave Smith says junior development concessions could be introduced.

Jon Tuxworth NRL boss David Smith has given the best indication yet that junior development concessions will be introduced, admitting the issue ''has been a loose end'' he wants to address by the end of the year.

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Milford named in Maroons squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford and Brisbane half Ben Hunt may battle it out for Queensland's bench utility role after both were named in a extended 22-man squad to play NSW in Origin II on...