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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Vaughan backs Campo no-show

Jon Tuxworth Paul Vaughan says teammate Terry Campese was unfairly criticised for withdrawing from Italy's World Cup squad.

Rugby League

Tough love turns Mago into Junior Kangaroo

09   April  2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Raiders under -18 players Branko Lee, left, and Patrick Mago are getting ready for the SG Ball semi-finals.    PB story-Lee Gaskin.

Jon Tuxworth He is now a Junior Kangaroo, but a few months ago an attitude problem put Patrick Mago's future at the Canberra Raiders perilously close to the scrap heap.


Milford must trust his instincts: Vagana

Jon Tuxworth Former New Zealand international Nigel Vagana has urged Anthony Milford to ''trust his gut'' on his playing future.


Heading home could harm career: Wiki

Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra legend urges Anthony Milford to choose carefully before deciding on move back to Brisbane.

Rugby League

Josh Papalii named in World Cup squad

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 Raiders star Josh Papalii's remarkable rise is complete after he was named in Australia's 24-man World Cup squad.

Rugby League

Wiki backs Papalii for Kangaroos

Raiders player Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth He fought in vain to convince Josh Papalii to play for New Zealand, but Ruben Wiki insists there will be no bitterness if the Canberra Raiders star plays for the old enemy in the World Cup.

Rugby League

This one's for Ireland, family and Pop

Raider, Brett White, is playing for Ireland in the World Cup. White looks at a photo of his grandfather.
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop Brett White says playing for Ireland and his Pop at this year's World Cup will have a deeper meaning than his other achievements in rugby league.

Rugby League

Brother in awe of Aubusson's part in helping Roosters to the decider

Sydney Roosters Fan Day. The Sydney Roosters hold a fan day at the Sydney Football Stadium ahead of the NRL Grand Final against the St George Dragons this week. Roosters players and brothers James and Mitchell Aubusson interview each other. SMH SPORT 27092010 Photo  Wolter Peeters SPECIAL 00135307

Jon Tuxworth He walked away from the NRL at just 24 and is about to watch his younger sibling Mitch play a second grand final.

Rugby League

Wighton has skills to be like Daley: Stuart

The Canberra Raiders' Edrick Lee and Jack Wighton at the Action Buses workshop in Belconnen. 
26 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Chris Wilson and Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart played beside Laurie Daley in one of rugby league's great halves combinations, now the new Raiders coach sees a similar star in Jack Wighton.


Cummins happy to go unnoticed

Nrl referee Ben Cummins.

Jon Tuxworth The NRL's referees have never been under more pressure, but Canberra whistleblower Ben Cummins isn't fazed.

Rugby League

Canberra's Cummins to referee NRL decider

Ben Cummins

Jon Tuxworth Canberra whistleblower Ben Cummins is feeling more at home on the big stage, after being named to police his second straight NRL decider.

Rugby League

Charitable Campese wins prestigious award

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese could have been excused for wallowing in self-pity after injury wiped out two years of his career.

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McCrone ready for rake-over

Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone wants Stuart to make a call on whether he will move to hooker permanently.


Chainsaw cut almost takes Picker's knee

Jon Tuxworth Dumped Canberra Raider Joe Picker has narrowly avoided a potential career-threatening injury.


Raiders under-20s overrun by Panthers

Jon Tuxworth They'd been the best side all season, but the minor premiership will be little consolation for the Canberra Raiders under-20s.

Rugby League

Teammates were unaware of Sandor Earl's inner demons

SPORT: Raiders v Warriors at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raiders players Sandor Earl ices his knee during the second half. 13th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders teammates Brett White and Joel Thompson have revealed the squad were as much in the dark as everyone else about Sandor Earl’s inner demons before he became the face of ASADA’s war on...

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Campese ruled out of Italy side

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese hopes to rediscover his best in 2014 after withdrawing from Italy's World Cup squad.


Dive into league pays off for Bateman

Jon Tuxworth A few years ago, Luke Bateman was considering chasing Olympic glory in the pool.


Treatment of Shillington a disgrace: Akermanis

Jon Tuxworth Outspoken former AFL star Jason Akermanis says public criticism from players should be encouraged.


Honesty is the best policy: Akermanis chides Raiders for fining Shillington

David Shillington

Jon Tuxworth Outspoken former AFL star Jason Akermanis says public criticism from players should be viewed by teams as a chance to improve, insisting fining players for speaking honestly only leads to resentment.

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