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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

What we learned: North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders

Kyle Feldt.

Jon Tuxworth The big talking points from the clash between the Raiders and the Cowboys

League

Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii set to bring down North Queensland Cowboys

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:59 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Three months ago, Josh Papalii and North Queensland's stars were teammates.

League

NRL: Laurie Daley, Brad Fittler and Brett Kenny back Jack Wighton's switch to five-eighth for Canberra Raiders

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler believes Ricky Stuart's Terry Campese-Jack Wighton Raiders halves gamble will be worth it.

League

NRL: Paul Vaughan backs debutant Shannon Boyd to meet Cowboys' test

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Shannon Boyd warming up before training at Raiders HQ.  20 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Paul Vaughan says Shannon Boyd won't be intimidated when he debuts against the Test props.

League

NRL: Be patient with young Raider Jack Wighton, says Laurie Daley

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Laurie Daley has warned not to expect Jack Wighton to become the next ''Johnathan Thurston straight away''.

League

Bullied-boy Raider Edrick Lee spreads the message

Edrick Lee

Jon Tuxworth Edrick Lee says there were times he was bullied so badly as a youngster, he hated going to school.

League

NRL: Jack Ahearn has faith in his future

Sport: Raiders player Jack Ahearn sporting his old local Valley Dragons jersey. 28th of February 2014, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The similarities between Jack Ahearn and Josh Dugan are obvious - same junior club, same position, same tattoos.

League

Anthony Milford says he won't back-flip on deal with Brisbane Broncos

Raiders player Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford believes the comfort of having family in Canberra can help him take his game to the next level.

League

Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese '100 per cent' for NRL round one against North Queensland Cowboys

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists Terry Campese is ''100 per cent'' fit for round one.

League

Canberra Raiders may not have given up on Anthony Milford

Anthony Milford

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Anthony Milford's family has relocated to Canberra, intensifying speculation the Raiders may keep him.

League

Greats back Jack Wighton to emulate Laurie Daley at five-eighth

Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Jack Wighton says he'd love to pick Laurie Daley's brain on his potential switch from centre to five-eighth.

Rugby League

David Shillington set to miss Canberra Raiders' season opener

David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington is set to miss the season-opener against North Queensland on March 8, with scans on a rib cartilage injury on Monday expected to confirm he'll be sidelined for...

League

Canberra Raiders still strong despite David Shillington injury, says Brett White

Jon Tuxworth Brett White has backed the Raiders' front row to lift should injured prop David Shillington miss the start of the season.

Rugby League

Terry Campese right to go despite lack of trial matches

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Terry Campese
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:12 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese is adamant he is not in danger of being underdone for round one, declaring himself 100 per cent fit.

Rugby League

Raiders loss fails to dampen Stuart's mood

Action fro the NRL trial matche between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights from Tamworth. Photos Gareth Gardner

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington is in doubt for the start of the NRL season after suffering a rib cartilage injury in Saturday's 34-14 trial loss to Newcastle in Tamworth.

League

NRL: Raiders confident of warding off Shaun Fensom suitors

SPORT  - Raiders two time best and fairest winner Shaun Fensom , Bruce  Canberra.                                                              28th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are hopeful Shaun Fensom's future will be resolved within the next few days.

Rugby League

Terry Campese set for switch as Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart weighs attack

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Terry Campese
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:12 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra back-rower Josh Papalii has hinted chief playmaker Terry Campese is likely to shift to the right edge as the Raiders prepare for a major overhaul of their attacking spine.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss says he's ready to take on dummy half

Glen Buttriss

Jon Tuxworth Luckless Canberra hooker Glen Buttriss has admitted he faces his stiffest test yet to lock up the Raiders No. 9 jersey.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders doctor Wilson Lo backs move to bring independent doctors

Wilson Lo.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra doctor supports NRL plan to appoint independent doctors to assess players for concussion.

League

Canberra Raiders coach sees big picture after Auckland Nines losses

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 15: Mitch Cornish of the Raiders makes a break to score a try during the match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders in the Auckland NRL Nines at Eden Park on February 15, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Raiders assistant Matt Parish was looking at the big picture after a winless start to the club's Auckland Nines campaign.