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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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McCrone won't flee Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone's manager has quashed speculation his client could seek a release to join Brisbane.

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Ferguson to return with Mounties

Jon Tuxworth Blake Ferguson will not make his Raiders return this weekend.

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Croker urged to embrace pressure in bid for record

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Jarrod Croker, left, with a training staff member during training at Raiders HQ.  25 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Jarrod Croker edges closer to the NRL's record goalkicking streak.

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Ferguson still has work to do

Sport. Blake Ferguson, returns to team training at the Raiders Bruce HQ.?July 23rd 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach David Furner has warned wayward centre Blake Ferguson his long journey of personal change has just begun.

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Ferguson takes first steps in long journey

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Jon Tuxworth His wait to return to the field is over, but wayward centre Blake Ferguson's long journey of personal change has just begun, warns Canberra coach David Furner.

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Ferguson cleared by NRL, but not yet named in Raiders line-up

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Blake Ferguson has been cleared to make his return to football on Saturday after the NRL confirmed his re-registration.

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Dugan not welcome in Raiders' sheds

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22:  Josh Dugan of the Dragons runs the ball during the round 19 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on July 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Josh Dugan's planned reunion with his old Canberra teammates is unlikely to happen, with the Raiders set to block the sacked fullback from their dressing sheds after Saturday's showdown with St...

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NRL opens door for Ferguson to return

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Adrian Proszenko, Jon Tuxworth The NRL is set to green-light Blake Ferguson's return, paving the way for the Canberra star to make his comeback against former teammate and drinking partner Josh Dugan.

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Player bans worth a look: White

Brett White of the Raiders in action during the round eight NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and Wests Tigers at Canberra Stadium on May 1, 2011 in Canberra, Australia.  Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images SPECIAL 118

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders vice-captain Brett White has backed league legend Peter Sterling's stance on player bans.

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Dugan's arrogance shows his lack of remorse over Raiders

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Jon Tuxworth Dugan's Raiders contract is now confetti, but his middle digit is still directed squarely at the club he inexplicably claims didn't treat him fairly, writes Jon Tuxworth.

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Stuart lauds livewire Milford

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders is tackled during the round 19 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium on July 20, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart says the Raiders could do worse than give Julia Gillard's old keys to The Lodge to Anthony Milford.

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Shortened finals likely after rain

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders Cup finals series is likely to be condensed by a week to accommodate Sunday's washed-out fixtures.

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Campese proves he can run show in wet

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Canberra Raiders player Terry Campese in action during the game against Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium. 
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Jon Tuxworth For Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese, this time it was ‘‘personal’’.

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Raiders v Eels - what we learned

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Canberra Raiders player Sami Sauiluma in action during the game against  Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium. 
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Jon Tuxworth Five talking points from Canberra's 14-0 win over Parramatta on Saturday.

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Champagne Campese keeps Raiders in finals hunt

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Jon Tuxworth Champagne Campese keeps Raiders in finals hunt

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Raiders score 12th straight home win ... now for the Dragons

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Raiders players celebrate after Jarrod Croker scores a try during the round 19 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium on July 20, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders beat Parramatta 14-0 on Saturday to set up a mouth-watering clash against the Dragons next weekend.

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Papalii keen to pile pain on spurned Eels

Sport. Raiders captain's run at West Belconnen. Josh Papalii. July 19th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Jon Tuxworth Eels coach Ricky Stuart must have watched Josh Papalii's rise to a Maroons jersey through gritted teeth.

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Raiders and Eels still game

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth The curtain-raisers for the Canberra Raiders-Parramatta clash on Saturday will go ahead as planned at this stage, despite wet weather wreaking havoc on weekend sports fixtures.

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Raiders on hold for Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra veteran Dane Tilse believes a return to football as soon as possible would help Blake Ferguson.

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Raiders won't rush Wighton

SPORT - Canberra Raiders training at Bruce HQ, Jack Wighton feels the pinch, Bruce  Canberra.                                             28th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Blake Ferguson is due in court on Tuesday, but it won’t stop the Canberra Raiders from adopting a cautious approach with injured understudy Jack Wighton after ruling him out of Saturday’s clash with...