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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Wighton injury opens the door for Tupou

Sport. Canberra Raiders training session at their Bruce HQ. Bill Tupou. July 5th 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders look set to take a gamble on mid-season signing Bill Tupou.

League

Raiders take a gamble on Tupou

Sport. Raiders training at their Bruce HQ. Bill Tupou. July 5th 2013
Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders look set to gamble on mid-season signing Bill Tupou after Jack Wighton was ruled out of Sunday's home clash with North Queensland with a groin injury.

Origin

NSW boss can't see Ferguson selection

Blake Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth NSWRL boss David Trodden believes it would be ''almost impossible'' for Blake Ferguson to be considered for Origin III selection, with his NRL-imposed four-week ban to expire on match eve.

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League

Blues need Blake: Mundine

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Blake Ferguson of the Blues trains during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin training session at North Sydney Oval on May 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth But NSWRL boss David Trodden says it would be ''almost impossible'' for Ferguson to play in Origin III.

League

Raiders OK with Tamou return

Jon Tuxworth Raiders have no issue with forward linging up against them, despite drink-driving conviction.

Tupou not selected for Raiders clash with Cowboys

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07: Bill Tupou of the Warriors makes a break during the round 5 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Mt Smart Stadium on April 7, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Mid-season signing Bill Tupou has missed out on selection for the Canberra Raiders crucial home clash with North Queensland on Sunday.

Rugby League

Ferguson suspension 'very frustrating'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Blake Ferguson holds his chest after hurting himself 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 Suspended star Blake Ferguson returns to the Raiders this week to train with feeder team Mounties

League

Tilse urges core group to save season

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Dane Tilse of the Raiders looks dejected during the round seven NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop challenges Raiders' experienced players to lift as injuries threaten to ruin season.

League

Fears young Rams running out of steam

Sport. Canberra Raiders Cup first grade rugby league match at Phillip Oval between the Woden Valley Rams (blue) and the Tuggeranong Bushrangers (red/white). Bushranger, Aaron Wilkens loses the ball under pressure from two Rams players.

Jon Tuxworth Woden Valley coach Cameron Hardy is hopeful his young team hasn't hit the wall after crashing to a third straight loss.

League

Woolford tells Raiders it would be a crime to ignore Blues star Chudleigh

Sport.   Belconnen Scholars player Bobby Roberts, centre, gets tackled during the game at Seiffert Oval. 29 June 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Simon Woolford has urged the Canberra Raiders to take a chance on hooker Josh Chudleigh next year.

League

Tupou keen to help as Raiders grapple with injury woes

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 15: Bill Tupou of the Warriors makes a break during the round 19 NRL match between the Warriors and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Mt Smart Stadium on July 15, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra signing Bill Tupou has declared himself ready to slot into the Raiders back-line immediately.

League

Raiders' injury crisis deepens

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring a try during the round 16 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on June 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's injury woes continue after Jack Wighton and Sandor Earl go down in 32-2 hammering by Rabbitohs.

League

What we learned: Rabbitohs vs Raiders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Ben Te'o of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round 16 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on June 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the Rabbitohs' big win over the Raiders

League

Papalii Origin tough: Campese

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 Raiders skipper Terry Campese has backed Josh Papalii to prove his worth at Origin level on Wednesday.

League

Ferguson will return: Furner

Sport  Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson speaking to the media at Raiders HQ in Bruce.  14 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth David Furner says the club's mid-season spending spree on outside backs is not insurance for Blake Ferguson.

League

Canberra pitches for centenary Anzac Test

120815 SPORT/NEWS Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by Chris Wilson. Announcement of an ARL test match to be played in Canberra for the Centenary next year to be played at Canberra Stadium between the Kangaroos and New Zealand. At the announcement, L to R, Raiders captain and Australian represntative player, David Shillington, Kangaroos coach, Tim Sheens, ARLC interim Chief Executive, Shane Mttiske and ACT Sports Minister, Andrew Barr.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT government is bidding to bring a rugby league Test match back to the capital.

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Campese says Raiders out to payback Souths

Sport
Terry Campese during raiders training at ActewAGL Park.
The Canberra Times
17 May 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Raiders skipper Terry Campese says his team will be driven by a desire to ''get one back'' on South Sydney on Friday night after the Rabbitohs ended Canberra's 2012 season.

Rugby League

Raiders slam ‘niggly’ Tigers over brawl

Raiders U20.

Jon Tuxworth The frosty under-20s rivalry between Canberra and Wests Tigers is reaching breaking point.

Rugby League

Papalii pumped for epic debut

Jon Tuxworth One's a raw-boned rookie, the other is etched into State of Origin folklore.

Rugby League

Robinson transfer good to go

Jon Tuxworth Penrith flyer Travis Robinson may join his twin brother Reece as a Raider as soon as this week.