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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Ricky Stuart walkout a 'build-up of frustration', say Canberra Raiders players

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker has backed coach Ricky Stuart's media walkout after Saturday's loss to Brisbane.

Former ref Bill Harrigan adamant ''nothing to be gained'' by media grilling refs

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart gets animated on the sideline during his side's loss to Brisbane on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth Former NRL referees boss Bill Harrigan insists he "can't see what would be gained" by forcing referees to front the media.

Canberra Raiders slow out of the blocks again as home woes continue

Josh Papalii laid on one of the biggest hits of the year against the Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra dug itself a 26-0 hole against Canterbury last week after 18 minutes before falling just short in securing the biggest comeback in NRL history.

Stuart hands out the silent treatment after Raiders loss to Broncos

David Shillington of the Canberra Raiders knocks the ball free.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders face a big fine from the NRL after coach Ricky Stuart abruptly halted his post-game press conference after just 25 seconds after Saturday's 24-12 loss to Brisbane.

Queanbeyan targets City-Country clash as Seiffert undergoes more upgrades

Crowds turn out for the game of the  Canberra Raiders Newcastle Knights at Seiffert Oval.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 February 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is adamant more planned upgrades to Seiffert Oval will give them scope to bid for City-Country hosting rights.

Booing Milford 'like booing Santa Claus' as former Raider returns to Canberra

Anthony Milford celebrates a try playing with former Raiders teammates Josh Papalii and Jarrod Croker last year.

Jon Tuxworth Ben Ikin says jeering Anthony Milford in his return to Canberra would be "like booing Santa Claus".

Raiders halfback Sam Williams braced for Brisbane Broncos

Confident: Raider Sam Williams says his running game won't be affected when he returns from a collapsed lung on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams has no issues with the collision that caused him to be hospitalised with a collapsed lung, but he believes referees need to ensure playmakers are protected when...

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams cleared to return from collapsed lung

Sam Williams will return from a collapsed lung for the Raiders.

Chris Wilson, Jon Tuxworth The Raiders will welcome back half Sam Williams against the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night.

Sia Soliola says family comes first as Anthony Milford returns to face Canberra Raiders

Former Raider Anthony Milford will return to Canberra this week for the first time since joining Brisbane Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raider Sia Soliola knows firsthand the turmoil Anthony Milford endured last year.  

Canberra Raiders half Sam Williams racing clock to be fit for Brisbane Broncos

Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to Canterbury. 

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday, with contact sessions to decide his fate. 

Raiders should have seen ambush coming from desperate Dogs

Jordan Rapana of the Canberra Raiders left the field during the first half.

Jon Tuxworth The Bulldogs, last year's grand finalists, are a proud club and after losing five of their past six games were always going to start the game full of intensity.

Canterbury's Josh Reynolds breaks Raiders hearts in Canberra thriller

Josh Reynolds scored a double in the Bulldogs stunning win over the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Josh Reynolds reminded Laurie Daley and the NSW Blues just what he can produce on Sunday.

'We're not falling for that one': Raiders coach Ricky Stuart ready for James Graham

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has virtually accused Canterbury of playing smoke and mirrors over the fitness of James Graham, adamant he will play at Canberra Stadium on Sunday despite being...

No big Canberra Raiders names? Big deal

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth "Unless I get Origin players or international players in here, it ain't going to change."

Croker insists James Graham absence in his best interests, not just Canberra Raiders

Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker insists Canterbury had no option but to sideline James Graham after his serious concussion, admitting it was "scary" watching teammate Joel Edwards being...

Mitch Cornish to depart Raiders, but future hinges on Daly Cherry-Evans decision

Mitch Cornish's future could hinge on the decision of Manly playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish won't be at the Canberra Raiders next season, and his management is eagerly awaiting the final decision of Daly Cherry-Evans, which could have a significant impact on his future.

Hazem El Masri says Raiders captain Jarrod Croker can reach NRL record

Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth Hazem El Masri insists Jarrod Croker has enough time on his side to give his NRL points record a real shake. 

Surprise packet Raiders couldn't care less what critics think

Jarred Croker and Jordan Rapana celebrate a try by Rapana in the match against the Titans.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker has been around long enough to accept as the norm his side being written off before a ball's been kicked in anger.

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton hot on Josh Dugan's tail

Mercury. Sport. Water Dragons. Josh Dugan with some of the St George Illawarra Dragon team as they take to the water at the Wollongong Continental pools for a training session. Wednesday 13 May 2015. Story. Mitch Jennings. Photo. Kirk Gilmour

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raiders skipper Clinton Schifcofske has "no doubt" Jack Wighton can become as dangerous as Josh Dugan.

Brett Kenny anoints Blake Austin next cab off rank in Blues halves battle

Blake Austin.

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin NSW Origin legend Brett Kenny believes Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin should be next cab off the rank should the Blues halves fail to fire in the series opener against Queensland in Sydney.