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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Rapana set to step in for injured Lee

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are poised to sign exciting outside back Jordan Rapana for the rest of the NRL season.

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Civoniceva backs Shillington to rise

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16:  David Shillington of the Maroons watches on from the sideline during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Xavier College on May 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth He's been dumped to Canberra's bench and was quiet for the Maroons, but Petero Civoniceva has faith in David Shillington.

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Raiders winger Earl faces drugs allegations

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Sandor Earl during training at Raiders HQ in Bruce.  13 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko, Jon Tuxworth Canberra winger Sandor Earl is the subject of claims he used peptides to aid his recovery from shoulder problems while he was at Penrith in 2011.

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Winged winger out for up to three months

Sport. Canberra Raiders V Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium. Edrick Lee heads for the try line. June10th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Shattered Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee has earned praise from his teammates after playing on with a broken arm against Brisbane.

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Gallen right to pick fight: White

State Of Origin player Brett White confronts media waiting outside the blues hotel in Homebush the day after their defeat. Thursday 27th May 2009. Pic by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 100527 SPECIAL 00000000

Jon Tuxworth Former NSW prop Brett White remembers his 2009 punch-up with Steve Price as a line-in-the sand against bullying by the Maroons.

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Papalii vows to muscle up for Origin

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra wrecking ball Josh Papalii has warned Penrith he intends to return to his aggressive best on Saturday.

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Winger Lee sidelined for months

Sport. Canberra Raiders V Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium. Edrick Lee heads for the try line. June10th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders winger Edrick Lee has been ruled out of the NRL for up to 12 weeks with a broken arm.

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Robinson's anger at cap system

Jon Tuxworth Reece Robinson says the NRL's second-tier salary cap system is ''unfair'' as it threatens to stall his brother's career.

Papalii can add grunt to Maroons

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Josh Papalii during the Raiders Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium.  9 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach David Furner believes Josh Papalii's maturity and big-game mentality has him well equipped to absorb the hype surrounding a potential rematch with Paul Gallen in State of Origin II.

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Papalii, Campese avoid suspension

Raiders Josh Papalii and Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders stars Josh Papalii and Terry Campese have avoided suspension after both players were placed on report in Monday's 30-18 win over Brisbane at Canberra Stadium.

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Papalii report risks Origin bid

Sport. Canberra Raiders V Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium. Players at the end of the match. June10th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are confident Josh Papalii's Origin hopes won't be derailed by the judiciary after the back-rower was placed on report in the dying seconds of Canberra's 30-18 win over Brisbane...

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Raiders v Broncos - what we learned

Sport. Canberra Raiders V Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium. Jarrod Croker, right embraces team mates after scoring a try. June10th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Five talking points from Canberra's 30-18 win over Brisbane in Round 13 of the NRL.

Raiders confident over judiciary prospects

Terry Campese of the Raiders shapes to pass

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are supremely confident Josh Papalii’s Origin hopes won’t be derailed by the judiciary after the back rower was placed on report in the dying seconds of Canberra’s 30-18 win over...

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Judiciary could decide Papalii's Origin fate

Papalii

Jon Tuxworth A moment of madness could cost Josh Papalii a maiden Queensland jersey after he was placed on report in Canberra’s 30-18 win over Brisbane at Canberra Stadium on Monday night.

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Young Raiders keep top spot

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders survived a huge scare from Brisbane to retain their place atop the under-20 ladder with a 38-28 win at Canberra Stadium on Monday.

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Thompson fired up for Green Machine

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Raiders' Joel Thompson at training on Thursday morning.
23 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra back-rower Joel Thompson has scoffed at suggestions his head is already with his club-in-waiting, the Dragons.

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Lawrence taking flight with the Sea Eagles

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Brenton Lawrence of the Sea Eagles walks down the players tunnel during the round six NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Cronulla Sharks at Brookvale Oval on April 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Jon Tuxworth Manly prop Brenton Lawrence could have been lost to the game years ago had it not been for David Furner.

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Raiders not banking on fatigued Manly

SPORT: Raiders utility Shaun Fensom received stitches to his right eye during their clash against the Cronulla Sharks on the weekend.  21st May 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Shaun Fensom does not expect the exhausted Manly to be vulnerable at Brookvale on Saturday.

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Berrigan recalled as injuries take toll

Sport: Thursday morning Raiders training at Raiders HQ Oval, Bruce. Player Shaun Berrigan.11th of April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's hooker crisis has forced it to hand out-of-favour veteran Shaun Berrigan a lifeline.

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Raiders excitement machine half-chance to fill McCrone's boots at Manly

Anthony Milford

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese believes Anthony Milford, who was playing S.G. Ball just a year ago, is ready to be his starting halves partner in the unlikely event Josh McCrone is ruled out of...