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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Raiders need to 'have a really hard look at ourselves' after Dragons fadeout: Dane Tilse

Dane Tilse cops a heavy Dragons tackle on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse couldn't care less his 200th game had been ruined by the Raiders giving a huge lead in Saturday's 22-20 loss to St George Illawarra. 

'I deserved to be sacked by Canberra Raiders', says St George Illawarra Dragons star Josh Dugan

Saint George player Josh Dugan leaves the field after being sent to the sin bin
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan says he "fully deserves" to be booed by Canberra Raiders fans, adamant he holds no grudges toward the team which sacked him.

Croker shines again as Canberra Raiders twenties hammer Dragons

Lachlan Croker continues to impress.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish has already graduated to the NRL, but Lachlan Croker could be the next halfback off Canberra's junior production line after producing a standout display in the Raiders 60-10 under-20s...

Talking points: Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons

Raiders players leave the field after loosing the games against Saint George at Canberra Stadium.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have a terrible record attempting trying to close out half-time leads.

Under siege Dragons stun Raiders after epic comeback in Canberra

Former Raider Joel Thompson scores the match-winning try for the Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra's hoodoo in Canberra is officially dead after a stunning 22-20 comeback win.

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Canberra Raiders defence bad and mean before clash with struggling Dragons

Ricky Stuart gives Raiders players Jeremy Hawkins and Brenko Lee some direction at training.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' defence has been transformed from laughing stock to a league benchmark.

Rugby league

Josh Dugan's return to Canberra set to fire-up Raiders fans

Dane Tilse will celebrate his 200th NRL game against the Dragons on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Fed-up St George Illawarra fans are calling for the heads of management and the Canberra Raiders are bracing for a backlash from Dragons players under the blowtorch after a horror start to the season.

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Hull KR target Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington

Raiders prop David Shillington won't play the season opener despite being named in the run-on side on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop David Shillington could be the next Raiders star to jump ship to Hull KR, with reports emerging he could join former skipper Terry Campese at the English Super League club.

Raider Jack Wighton sidelined by injury, Jordan Rapana returns to fill fullback shoes

Jordan Rapana has overcome a hamstring problem and will replace Jack Wighton at fullback for Canberra's clash with the Dragons

Jon Tuxworth They've lost their own rising fullback Jack Wighton but the Canberra Raiders are bracing for sacked former No.

Canberra Raiders half Mitch Cornish 'filthy' at kicking game

Raiders halfback Mitchl Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish has put the onus on himself to be more assertive and take control of games, admitting he was filthy at himself for his lacklustre kicking game in Sunday's home...

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton could miss matches after suffering facial injury

Jack Wighton of the Canberra Raiders is tackled by Simon Mannering of the New Zealand Warriors

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton could face a stint on the sideline after undergoing scans on a facial injury suffered in Sunday night's 18-6 home loss to New Zealand Warriors. 

Josh Papalii still adjusting to life in the middle as Canberra Raiders undergo overhaul

Josh Papalii is slowly getting used to playing in the middle for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is unsure whether he's in line for a permanent move to the front row, admitting the shock dropping of veterans David Shillington and Dane Tilse has put everyone...

A home loss but plenty of positives for spirited Canberra Raiders

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Shannon Boyd of the Canberra Raiders in action. 15th March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth A loss but plenty of positives for Raiders

New Zealand Warriors outlast Canberra Raiders to secure first win of season

Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins skips past Edrick Lee during a commanding display for the New Zealanders.

Jon Tuxworth New Zealand Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins showed how crucial he is to his team's title hopes with a key performance in his comeback from injury in a 18-6 road win over Canberra Raiders on Sunday...

Canberra Raiders under-20s slump to first loss of year against Warriors


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders under-20s suffered their first loss of the season, outmuscled by defending champions New Zealand Warriors 44-24 at Canberra Stadium on Sunday night. 


Canberra Raiders youngster Jeremy Hawkins to face 'The Beast' as replacement for injured Jordan Rapana

Jeremy Hawkins has replaced the injured Jordan Rapana in the Canberra Raiders team to play New Zealand on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders rookie is bracing for a baptism of fire against Manu Vatuvei 


Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish ready to prove worth against Warriors Shaun Johnson

Mitch Cornish of the Raiders in action in their round one win at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth On paper it is a lopsided mismatch: the reigning Golden Boot winner against a rookie halfback keen to cement his first grade spot. 


Warriors star Sam Tomkins labels Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton 'brilliant'

Canberra and Cronulla players tustle after Jack Wighton's stoush with Sharks winger Sosaia Feki.

Jon Tuxworth New Zealand Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins reckons Canberra Raiders opposite Jack Wighton is a triple threat. "He can attack, he can defend, and he can fight."


David Shillington expected to move on as Canberra Raiders overhaul continues

David Shillington at Raiders pre-season training in January.

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington looks set to be the next big name casualty of the Canberra Raiders rebuild.


We won't be blown off park by Warriors again, say Canberra Raiders


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker insists the team carries no mental baggage from three consecutive hidings by the New Zealand Warriors, adamant the new-look squad has the "mongrel" to avoid...