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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Croker ruled OK after knee injury scare

Jarrod Croker

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach David Furner admitted he breathed a huge sigh of relief after centre Jarrod Croker was cleared of a serious knee injury during Saturday's 24-12 win against Penrith.

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Manua helps Papalii get back on track

30th August  2012, Story by Lee Gaskin  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra raider's players and brothers (L) John Papalii and (R) Josh Papalii at Raiders HQ this afternoon.

Jon Tuxworth A former fringe NRL player is helping John Papalii, brother of Raiders enforcer Josh, keep his own NRL dream alive.

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What we learned: Raiders v Panthers

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Raiders player Reece Robinson in action in the game against Penrith at Canberra Stadium.
The Canberra Times
15 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth The big talking points from Canberra's 24-12 win over Penrith at Canberra Stadium.

Injuries hold back Raiders' advance

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Dean Whare of the Panthers is tackled during the round 14 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrtih Panthers at Canberra Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth They're making a surge toward the top four, but Canberra's outside back depth is reaching crisis point after Jarrod Croker injured his left knee in last night's 24-12 win over Penrith.

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Impressive Raiders try to keep a lid on hype

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Raiders player josh mccrone  in action during the game against Penrith at Canberra stadium.
The Canberra times
15 June 2013
Photo jay cronan
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Jon Tuxworth Are the Canberra Raiders the major threat to the top four?

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Raiders surge past Panthers

Jon Tuxworth They’re making a surge toward the top four, but injuries could become a concern for the Raiders.

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Robinsons dream of playing on same team

1st SEPTEMBER 2010 - SPORT - PHOTO BY MARINA NEIL - STORY JAMES BUCKELY - THE CANBERRA TIMES - Twin brothers and rugby league players, Reece Robinson for the Canberra Raiders and Travis Robinson for the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.   SPECIAL 1

Jon Tuxworth If the Robinson twins had their way, they'd be playing their first NRL match together on the same team.

Twin terrors: Robinson lads finally meet on centre stage

Reece Robinson

Jon Tuxworth If the Robinson twins had their way, they'd be playing their first NRL match together on the same team, not against each other.

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Earl 'shocked' at drug claims, considering defamation action

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Sandor Earl at the Namadgi School as part of the 'Silence is Deadly' program to reduce the stigma associated with young men and mental health. 15 March 2013.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko, Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders winger Sandor Earl says he’s ‘‘shocked’’ by allegations he used peptides to aid his recovery from shoulder problems while he was at Penrith in 2011 and denies any wrongdoing.

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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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