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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Family first for Frank-Paul Nuuausala in return to Auckland

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raider Frank-Paul Nuuausala bought his family $1000 worth of tickets so they can watch him play New Zealand Warriors in his home town Auckland on Saturday.

David Shillington to leave Canberra Raiders for Gold Coast Titans

Raiders teammates Edrick Lee and David Shillington congratulate skipper Jarrod Croker after he scored a try in last week's win at Newcastle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington will leave the NRL club at the end of the season.

"We're brothers": Rapana and Perrett's bond helps realise NRL dream

Canterbury fullback Sam Perrett says he and Canberra winger Jordan Rapana ''are brothers''.

Jon Tuxworth Don't be fooled by their different surnames. Jordan Rapana and Sam Perrett are brothers.

Shillington praises Canberra Raiders' 'fight' after huge defensive workload

David Shillington says the team showed resilence.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop David Shillington said he's proud of the "fight" the young side showed against the Cowboys.

North Queensland's Origin trio backed up out of 'respect' for Canberra Raiders: Matt Scott

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20:  Josh Papalii of the Raiders is tackled by Johnathan Thurston during the round 15 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth North Queensland Cowboys prop Matt Scott has revealed "respect" for the rejuventated Canberra Raiders was the major factor behind the club's State of Origin stars' refusal to be rested for Saturday's...

Another home loss puts Canberra Raiders season at crossroads

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton's timing in injecting himself into the Canberra Raiders back-line at fullback keeps getting better every game.

Johnathan Thurston breaks desperate Canberra Raiders hearts in capital thriller

Cowboys players mob Johnathan Thurston after his dramatic late field goal earned a 21-20 win.

Jon Tuxworth A last-second field goal from North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston broke Canberra Raiders hearts on Saturday. 

Jekyll and Hyde Canberra Raiders keen to end Cowboys stampede and fix home woes

Raiders players look despondent after giving up an 18-point lead at home against the Dragons in round three.

Jon Tuxworth It's the question Canberra Raiders players have been asked ad nauseum for weeks.

Blake Austin and Michael Morgan's ad-lib brilliance a breath of fresh air: Kevin Walters

Michael Morgan has been dynamic for North Queensland since shifting from fullback to five-eighth this year.

Jon Tuxworth Finally a coach has admitted it - most NRL teams are burdened by too much structure. 

"Tamou's going nowhere,'' next year, insists Cowboys coach Paul Green

James Tamou of the Cowboys at the AIS Recovery Centre on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green has emphatically quashed any chance of James Tamou joining the Canberra Raiders next year, declaring "Jimmy is not going anywhere".

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

Green machine: Joey Leilua completed his first training session with the Canberra Raiders on Thursday.

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...