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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Queanbeyan Blues reverse last year's extra-time heartache with grand final win over Goulburn

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford played 262 NRL games, but his last premiership as a player was as a 17-year-old. 

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What we learned: Raiders v Eels

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Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the Raiders' 33-20 win over the Eels at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

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Canberra Raiders hold off late onslaught to end Eels' finals hopes

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Jon Tuxworth A second half masterclass from Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne couldn't prevent the Eels' finals hopes being extinguished with a 33-20 loss to Canberra on Saturday.

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NRL stars headline Canberra Raiders Cup grand final

Queanbeyan Blues captain Marc Herbert, left, with friend, now foe, Goulburn Bulldogs captain/coach Mick Picker.

Jon Tuxworth Marc Herbert won an SG Ball premiership and Mick Picker an under-20 title for Canberra Raiders, but only one will add a local premiership to their trophy cabinet on Sunday. 

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Goulburn's Nathan Chappell keen to finish Australian adventure with premiership

Goulburn player Nathan Chappell.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn's English recruit Nathan Chappell earns a crust slaving away on building sites, but if he has his way he'll be paying the bills in the Super League next year.

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Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker re-signs and on Kangaroos radar

Jarrod Croker is set to be rewarded for a great season with a new Raiders deal and a Wallabies train-on squad berth.

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has re-signed and is in the mix for the Australian train-on squad.

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Tom Learoyd-Lahrs determined to revive career at Melbourne Storm under Craig Bellamy

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs will play for the Storm in 2015.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra prop Troy Thompson has backed unwanted Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs to become the latest front row cast-off to revive his career under Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy. 

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Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii takes baby steps in return to form

Josh Papalii has had a difficult year with the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii is getting ready for some sleepless nights.

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Canberra Raiders re-sign hooker Kurt Baptiste for two years

Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste  has re-signed for the club.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders will have four contenders for the No.9 jersey next year after hooker Kurt Baptiste re-signed.

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Retiring prop Brett White to bid farewell ''a happy footballer''

Brett White reflects on a stellar career ahead of his final match for the Raiders on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop Brett White will farewell the game a "happy footballer" in the knowledge egos have been replaced by a team-first culture he is convinced will lead the club back to its glory...

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Canberra Raiders close to finalising second female board member

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Jon Tuxworth  The Canberra Raiders are in the closing stages of their search for a second female board member.

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Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has chance to spoil Parramatta's finals dream

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Jon Tuxworth Their season could be on the line, but Parramatta legend Brett Kenny believes Eels players will use a chance to rub more salt into former coach Ricky Stuart's wounds as further motivation against...

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Queanbeyan Kangaroo Jordan Macey wins Les McIntyre Medal

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Jon Tuxworth His team won't get a chance to defend its title in this Sunday's grand final, but Queanbeyan Kangaroo Jordan Macey received some consolation by winning the Les McIntyre Medal on Monday night. 

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Mitch Cornish admits brief halves partnership with Anthony Milford ''bittersweet''

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Mitch Cornish admits it's bittersweet his blossoming halves partnership with Anthony Milford will come to a screeching halt after just two NRL games. 

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Canberra Raiders begin cleanout as Learoyd-Lahrs, Robinson move on

Jon Tuxworth Reece Robinson and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs headline a number of players who will leave the Canberra Raiders next season as coach Ricky Stuart begins a similar cleanout he orchestrated at Parramatta. 

Bulldogs cap off memorable weekend for Goulburn

Jon Tuxworth As far as red-letter football weekends go, Goulburn will find the one they just enjoyed hard to top. 

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Canberra Raiders to welcome back Sam Williams, but Joel Thompson talks break down

Former Raiders players Joel Thompson, Shaun Berrigan and Sam Williams in 2013. Williams is likely to return but Thompson will stay at the Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has all but confirmed halfback Sam Williams will return to the club next season, but Joel Thompson will not be following suit.

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What we learnt: Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers

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Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the Raiders' 27-12 win over the Tigers at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

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Canberra Raiders secure back-to-back victories with win over Wests Tigers

Jack Wighton scores the second try for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Who needs James Tedesco, Brett Stewart or Josh Hoffman?

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Queanbeyan coach praises veteran Goulburn prop Michael Dodson

Goulburn's Michael Dodson takes on the Queanbeyan Roos defence earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos coach Aaron Gorrell jokes he "got an invite to Michael Dodson's 50th" last year.