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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Former Canberra Raider Haydon Hodge signs with West Belconnen Warriors

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raider under-20s player Haydon Hodge says he now has closure after aborting his comeback to top flight football, and is ready to move on after signing with West Belconnen. 

Canberra Raiders lose Shannon Boyd, Sisa Waqa to injury for Roosters clash

Canberra Raiders player Mark Nicholls is in for his first NRL game in two years.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders have been forced to make two changes to their team to play the Roosters.

Former Chook Nu'uausala out to raise bar and against former Roosters teammates

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

Raiders skipper Croker holds no grudges against Ferguson as head-to-head battle looms

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Canberra Raiders may fight Shaun Fensom charge as injuries strike before Roosters clash

The Raiders may fight Shaun Fensom's charge.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are strongly considering fighting a crusher tackle charge against Shaun Fensom as they battle a mounting injury toll before Sunday's road clash with the in-form Sydney Roosters.

Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin vows he and halves partner Mitch Cornish will take more ownership

Dejected Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin after his team's loss in the round three NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has vowed to take more ownership in games, admitting he and halves partner Mitch Cornish were guilty of going missing at crucial times in Saturday's 22-20...

Canberra Raiders need to 'have a really hard look at ourselves' after Dragons fadeout: Dane Tilse

Dane Tilse cops a heavy Dragons tackle on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse couldn't care less his 200th game had been ruined by the Raiders giving a huge lead in Saturday's 22-20 loss to St George Illawarra. 

'I deserved to be sacked by Canberra Raiders', says St George Illawarra Dragons star Josh Dugan

Saint George player Josh Dugan leaves the field after being sent to the sin bin
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan says he "fully deserves" to be booed by Canberra Raiders fans, adamant he holds no grudges toward the team which sacked him.

Croker shines again as Canberra Raiders twenties hammer Dragons

Lachlan Croker continues to impress.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish has already graduated to the NRL, but Lachlan Croker could be the next halfback off Canberra's junior production line after producing a standout display in the Raiders 60-10 under-20s...

Talking points: Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons

Raiders players leave the field after loosing the games against Saint George at Canberra Stadium.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have a terrible record attempting trying to close out half-time leads.

Under siege Dragons stun Raiders after epic comeback in Canberra

Former Raider Joel Thompson scores the match-winning try for the Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra's hoodoo in Canberra is officially dead after a stunning 22-20 comeback win.

Rugby league

Canberra Raiders defence bad and mean before clash with struggling Dragons

Ricky Stuart gives Raiders players Jeremy Hawkins and Brenko Lee some direction at training.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' defence has been transformed from laughing stock to a league benchmark.

Rugby league

Josh Dugan's return to Canberra set to fire-up Raiders fans

Dane Tilse will celebrate his 200th NRL game against the Dragons on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Fed-up St George Illawarra fans are calling for the heads of management and the Canberra Raiders are bracing for a backlash from Dragons players under the blowtorch after a horror start to the season.

Rugby league

Hull KR target Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington

Raiders prop David Shillington won't play the season opener despite being named in the run-on side on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop David Shillington could be the next Raiders star to jump ship to Hull KR, with reports emerging he could join former skipper Terry Campese at the English Super League club.

Raider Jack Wighton sidelined by injury, Jordan Rapana returns to fill fullback shoes

Jordan Rapana has overcome a hamstring problem and will replace Jack Wighton at fullback for Canberra's clash with the Dragons

Jon Tuxworth They've lost their own rising fullback Jack Wighton but the Canberra Raiders are bracing for sacked former No.

Canberra Raiders half Mitch Cornish 'filthy' at kicking game

Raiders halfback Mitchl Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish has put the onus on himself to be more assertive and take control of games, admitting he was filthy at himself for his lacklustre kicking game in Sunday's home...

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton could miss matches after suffering facial injury

Jack Wighton of the Canberra Raiders is tackled by Simon Mannering of the New Zealand Warriors

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton could face a stint on the sideline after undergoing scans on a facial injury suffered in Sunday night's 18-6 home loss to New Zealand Warriors. 

Josh Papalii still adjusting to life in the middle as Canberra Raiders undergo overhaul

Josh Papalii is slowly getting used to playing in the middle for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is unsure whether he's in line for a permanent move to the front row, admitting the shock dropping of veterans David Shillington and Dane Tilse has put everyone...

A home loss but plenty of positives for spirited Canberra Raiders

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Shannon Boyd of the Canberra Raiders in action. 15th March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth A loss but plenty of positives for Raiders

New Zealand Warriors outlast Canberra Raiders to secure first win of season

Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins skips past Edrick Lee during a commanding display for the New Zealanders.

Jon Tuxworth New Zealand Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins showed how crucial he is to his team's title hopes with a key performance in his comeback from injury in a 18-6 road win over Canberra Raiders on Sunday...