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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

'I want to earn my Canberra Raiders spot': Newcastle Knights recruit Joey Leilua

Jon Tuxworth Joey Leilua doesn't expect to be gifted a passage into the Canberra Raiders NRL side.

Canberra Raiders sign Joey Leilua for the rest of the NRL season

Switch of play: Joey Leilua's transfer to the Canberra Raiders is now official.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have officially signed former Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Bargain basement buy Sam Williams prepares for battle with Thurston

Sport. Canberra Raiders training in the rain at their Bruce HQ. Sam Williams warms up.
June 16th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth One's a probable future Immortal, the other accepted small change just for a chance to resurrect his career. 

Canberra Raiders welcome Joey Leilua's touted NRL move

Former Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua has appeared in a video on social media

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders players are confident Joey Leilua is the man to fill their strike centre void.

Halves triangle a welcome dilemma for Canberra Raiders

Raiders halfback Sam Williams.

Jon Tuxworth "I'm just going to go get him, we need him."

Canberra Raiders on the improve but they ''haven't done anything yet'': Stuart

Raiders players celebrate after their big comeback win over Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Ask Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart what the highlight of his team's season is thus far and his answer is succinct: "We haven't done anything yet."

Conquering fullback Tom Ruediger's No.1 task before Country Champs semi-final

Canberra coach Simon Woolford expects Saturday's Country Championships semi final against Newcastle to be a tough test.

Jon Tuxworth When Queanbeyan Blues centre Tom Ruediger was told he'd be shifting to centre for the Canberra representative team, he sought the advice of a Canberra Raider. 

Canberra Raiders still hopeful of signing Joey Leilua before June 30 deadline

Joey Leilua in action against the Raiders at Newcastle on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth He was part of the enemy just last week, but the Canberra Raiders are doing everything possible to convince the Newcastle Knights to release centre Joey Leilua as a mid-season signing before the June...

Canberra Raiders to appeal record NRL fine

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart found to be in breach of the NRL's guidelines.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders and coach Ricky Stuart will appeal a record $20,000 NRL breach notice imposed for not adhering to media guidelines after their round 12 loss to Brisbane Broncos. 

Under-20s competition 'exposes kids too early', says Raiders coach

Canberra Raiders under-20 coach Mick Mantelli believes the competition is in need of tinkering.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli agrees the competition isn't hitting its benchmarks and "needs to change", admitting the TV exposure and first class treatment they receive puts them in...

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco backs transfer windows as contract option

Gold Coast's Aidan Sezer will link with the Canberra Raiders next year.

Jon Tuxworth Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco believes transfer windows could be an option to clean up player contract talks after the NRL scrapped the controversial round 13 rule.

Brett Kimmorley says NSW Blues should have given the nod to Blake Austin

Blake Austin scored three tries in on debut for City at Wagga this year.

Jon Tuxworth Former NSW halfback Brett Kimmorley believes the Blues have missed a trick by overlooking form Canberra Raider Blake Austin, adamant his spark could help offset the...

Canberra Raiders yet to decide whether to appeal Ricky Stuart's $20,000 fine

Shocked: Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner says the club is considering challenging Ricky Stuart's latest fine.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner has admitted the club was shocked by the severity of the $20,000 fine imposed on coach Ricky Stuart, and will decide whether to appeal on Monday. 

The NRL's ugly ducklings

Jon Tuxworth dinkus

Jon Tuxworth Sometimes less is better. Journalists have that drilled into them early when writing stories. Don't waffle, just get to the point. 

Canberra Raiders slapped with $20k breach notice after Ricky Stuart walkout

Fine: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart found to be in breach of the NRL's guidelines.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have been issued a $20,000 breach notice, the biggest in NRL history for referee criticism and not adhering to media guidelines, after coach Ricky Stuart's press...

Canberra Raider Sia Soliola insists playmakers copping hits 'comes with the job'

Sia Soliola

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders hitman Sia Soliola insists playmakers who take on the defence should expect to take the odd hit.

Gold Coast Titans half Aidan Sezer committed to Canberra Raiders deal

Canberra Raiders target James Tamou was one of NSW's best in Origin I

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The round 13 rule won't burn the club this time around, Aidan Sezer is coming.

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

David Shillington said the Raiders' complaints would be taken more seriously if they were a more high-profile team.

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.