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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Billy Moore remembers his Justin Hodges incident

Jon Tuxworth As Aidan Guerra went into bat for Justin Hodges at the judiciary, Billy Moore recalls when he was asked to do the same for Canberra's John Lomax in 1994.

Canberra Raiders' English recruit Elliott Whitehead primed to realise NRL dream

Jon Tuxworth Elliott Whitehead has revealed a simple phone call from coach Ricky Stuart was the major factor in his decision to reject offers from other NRL clubs and join the Canberra Raiders. 

Canberra Raiders renew calls for development compensation after Milford loss

Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford has enjoyed a breakout season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have renewed calls for clubs to be given compensation for losing players they've invested time and money developing, adamant the "well could run dry" if a safety blanket isn't...

Players can't plead ignorance to dangers of prescription drugs, say Raiders

South Sydney's Dylan Walker in hospital.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders welfare officer Dean Souter says players cannot plead ignorance to the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, as they are educated ad nauseam about the risks. 

Former Canberra Raider Brett White appointed under-20s coach

Brett White ahead of his final match for the Raiders in September last year.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Brett White says his success will be judged more on how many young players are developed into first graders than on-field results. 

Canberra Raider Jack Wighton warned over social media use

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra has warned Jack Wighton about social media after his public spat with his ex-partner on Instagram.

Ill-disciplined Mounties blow grand final chance as Raiders bid farewell

Mounties half Josh McCrone.

Jon Tuxworth A host of the Canberra Raiders' departing players have been denied a chance to bid farewell with a NSW Cup title.

2015 Canberra Raiders fan survey results: Team must make NRL finals in 2016

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth It's finals or bust for the Canberra Raiders next season. So say the fans.

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Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton chosen for Prime Minister's XIII


Jon Tuxworth and AAP Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton will wear the green and gold at senior level for the first time after he was selected in the Prime Minister's XIII team to play Papua New Guinea on September 26.

Canberra Raider Tevita Pangai named in under-20s team of the year

Canberra Raiders young gun Tevita Pangai is ready for a crack at the NRL in 2016.

5 Feb 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson 
The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Mounties NSW Cup coach Steve Antonelli believes Tevita Pangai is capable of being the next Canberra Raiders young forward to crack the NRL after he was named in the under-20s player of the...

Canberra Raiders' under-20s season over after brave defeat to Wests Tigers

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' under-20s season ended with a 24-22 loss to Wests Tigers on Sunday. 

Canberra Raiders coach Mick Mantelli to bow out at end of season

Raiders under-20 coach Mick Mantelli will leave the side after their finals campaign.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli is hopeful Sunday's final against the Tigers won't be his swansong.

Canberra Raiders talent spotter David Hamilton poached by Gold Coast Titans

Dave Hamilton, left.

Jon Tuxworth He's the man with who helped unearth the likes of Jack Wighton, Josh Dugan, Jarrod Croker and Josh Papalii.  

Sia Soliola wins Mal Meninga Medal as Canberra Raiders' best

Sia Soliola, with wife, Gemmah, won Wednesday night's Mal Meninga Medal at the AIS Arena.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders back-rower Sia Soliola has capped a superb return to the NRL by winning a Mal Meninga Medal count.

2015 another roller-coaster ride for the Canberra Raiders, but signs are good

The Canberra Raiders' leading point scorer in 2015, Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fans are used to enduring a tumult of different emotions during winter, and 2015 was no different. 

Six Canberra Raiders chosen in Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad

Jack Wighton has been named in the PM XIII train-on squad.

Jon Tuxworth Six Canberra Raiders have been named in the Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad, as part of the initial 30 players chosen from teams not participating in the NRL finals.

Joe Picker heroics fail to drag gutted Goulburn to premiership

Joe Picker is upended by the Blues' defence on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth He'd dislocated his wrist with just minutes remaining, but Goulburn's Joe Picker refused to succumb to the pain. 

Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker eyes off point scoring summit


Jon Tuxworth Former Canterbury sharpshooter Daryl Halligan says there's a struck match between Jarrod Croker and James Maloney when debating the NRL's best goalkicker, but has no doubt the current crop easily has...

Former Canberra Raider Trevor Thurling to retire after local grand final

Retiring: Queanbeyan's Michael Dodson is another Blues veteran preparing to hang up his boots.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues forward Trevor Thurling will retire from the game content he's squeezed every bit of potential out of himself after Sunday's grand final against Goulburn at Seiffert Oval.

Pickers prove there's more to life than football

Family ties: Joe Picker shears one of hundreds of sheep on the family farm.

Jon Tuxworth Just south of the tiny town of Bigga is a rustic shearing shed where Joe Picker would prefer to be each September than playing in the NRL finals.