Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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Croker exorcises painful memory with match-winner

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker's mental demons after missing THAT penalty goal in the 2010 finals are now dead and buried.

League

Shillington has faith in tyro back-ups

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18:  David Shillington of the Raiders runs the ball during the round 24 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium on August 18, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington insists the Raiders boast enough strike power to test the Roosters' stingy defence.

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Defence unforgivable: Learoyd-Lahrs

21 August 2012, Sport, Journalist Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Times, PHOTO by Jay Cronan. Raiders player Tom Learoyd-Lahrs during training on Tuesday night.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have held a brutal honesty session to fix their defensive problems.

Saturday Serve

Can Campo save Raiders?

WebDink Saturday Serve Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin

Jon Tuxworth Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin debate the pros and cons of a rushed return for the Raiders' main playmaker.

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Williams could play for Kiwis in Test match

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01:  Sonny Bill Williams of the Roosters cools down after a Roosters try during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Parramatta Eels at Allianz Stadium on April 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Sonny Bill Williams circus will roll into Canberra twice in the space of two weeks, with the back-rower keen to play for New Zealand in this month's Test match against Australia at Canberra...

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Raiders fume despite refs' axing

SPORT - Blake ferguson  at Canberra Raiders training at Bruce HQ. Canberra                                                                          29th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra chief executive Don Furner has launched a stinging attack on the refereeing in Sunday's loss to Newcastle, after whistleblowers Brett Suttor and Gerard Sutton were dumped from officiating...

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Sonny Bill ready to explode in Canberra double showdown

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Jon Tuxworth The Sonny Bill Williams circus will roll into Canberra twice in the space of two weeks, with the back-rower keen to play for New Zealand in this month's Test match against Australia at Canberra...

Furious Furner slams referees over non-calls

Furner

Jon Tuxworth Canberra chief executive Don Furner has launched a stinging attack on the refereeing in Sunday's loss to Newcastle, after whistle-blowers Brett Suttor and Gerard Sutton were dumped from officiating...

Rugby League

Refs sidelined after hits to Raiders go unpenalised

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01:  Referee Gerard Sutton signals to the players during the round five NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Skilled Park on April 1, 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images) Referee Gerard Sutton... stood down from this week's NRL fixtures.

Jon Tuxworth Referees Gerard Sutton and Brett Suttor will be stood down from this week's NRL fixtures after two illegal incidents that injured two Canberra Raiders players went unpenalised at Newcastle on Sunday...

Rugby League

Raiders look for other options

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Canberra Raiders have re-signed 18 y/o Anthony Milford. Pictured at Raiders HQ in Bruce. 
13 November 2012
Photo: Rohan Thomson. Canberra Times. 


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Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Canberra whiz kid Anthony Milford could make his first-grade debut against the Roosters at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.

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Dragons make play for Williams

SPORT  - Sam Williams lines up a kick for goal  during training at Raiders HQ, Bruce, Canberra.                                               6th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Peter Fitzgerald and Jon Tuxworth Dragons coach Steve Price has phoned Canberra's David Furner to discuss Sam Williams joining the Red V this season.

Rugby League

Obstruction rule baffles Bennett

NCH  NEWS,
 Knights Season launch at Surf house. Image shows Wayne Bennett.
1st March 2013   pic     Darren Pateman

Jon Tuxworth Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett has branded the policing of the obstruction rule a “minefield’’.

Rugby League

Wighton tackle adds salt to Raiders' loss

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Joel Thompson (R) of the Raiders breaks through Knights defence during the round four NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders at Hunter Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth A bruised and battered Canberra is furious Newcastle’s Akuila Uate escaped punishment for tackling Jack Wighton in the air after the Raiders winger hurt his wrist in Sunday night’s 28-12 loss at...

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Canberra has edge despite Bennett: Hagan

Wayne Bennett.

Jon Tuxworth FORMER Newcastle coach Michael Hagan believes the Knights are starting to play more like the St George Illawarra Dragons in their premiership-winning year under Wayne Bennett - but that could be good...

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White noise pumps up Raiders

SPORT - Brett White in action during a Canberra Raiders training session at HQ , Bruce , Canberra  .                                       27th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth When Brett White speaks, the Canberra Raiders listen.

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Dragons in hunt for Raiders' Thompson

SPORT - Joel Thompson during a Canberra Raiders training session at HQ , Bruce , Canberra  .                                               27th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth St George-Illawarra has its sights set on poaching another Raiders youngster, with the Dragons emerging as Canberra's biggest rival in its quest to retain Joel Thompson.

League

Croker keeps cool over contract plans

Jarrod Croker

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker insists he isn't ''bashing the door down'' to have his future resolved.

League

Broncos should take risk on Dugan

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth Brisbane legend Steve Renouf believes the Broncos should take a ''calculated risk'' on Josh Dugan.

Rugby League

Learoyd-Lahrs says Robinson is Raiders' silent star

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  Reece Robinson of the Raiders runs the ball during the round three NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Canberra Stadium on March 24, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth He keeps a lower profile than his big-name predecessor, but Canberra Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs says Reece Robinson's calm demeanour should not be mistaken for a lack of confidence.

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Furner, Bennett wonder how to counter the yo-yo effect

9th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Chris Dutton  Canberra Times Photo by Colleen Petch. Coach David Furner scratches his head at the $10000 fine the NRL has handed down

Jon Tuxworth David Furner and Wayne Bennett are at different ends of the coaching spectrum but their main concern is identical - bridging the yawning chasm between their side's best and worst.