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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Raiders drop David Shillington and Shannon Boyd on eve of NRL

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson The Canberra Raiders have dropped a selection bombshell on the eve of the NRL season, dumping props David Shillington and Shannon Boyd.

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Sisa Waqa backs Canberra Raiders teammate Jack Wighton for higher honours

Jack Wighton can be as good as Billy Slater.

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton is still learning the craft and is yet to lock down Canberra's fullback jersey, but new Raiders winger Sisa Waqa believes Wighton is capable of replacing Waqa's former Melbourne Storm...

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Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish ready to 'make his mark' in fight for No.7 jersey

Mitch Cornish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish insists proving he deserves a new contract is the furthest thing from his mind, adamant he'd always pinpointed this year as the time to "make his mark".

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Mitch Cornish beats Sam Williams in halfback battle as Canberra Raiders prepare for Sharks

Canberra Raiders' Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders' youngster Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla, with lock Shaun Fensom also passing a fitness test on his injured...

Jack Wighton can put Canberra Raiders pack on front foot from fullback

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have lost an attacking x-factor in Anthony Milford, but prop Dane Tilse has backed Jack Wighton to make the successful jump to fullback and has compared his fearless running game...

Canberra Raiders step into NRL unknown

Former Rooster Frank-Paul Nu'uausala brings experience and class to the young Raiders squad.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders reporter Jon Tuxworth examines the state of play at the NRL club as season 2015 gets ready for kick-off.

Can Canberra Raiders combinations click?

David Shillington is looking for a big year in the front row.

Jon Tuxworth How will the Canberra Raiders go in 2015? We convened an expert panel to answer the BIG questions.

Canberra Raiders 2015 season draw

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Jon Tuxworth The Raiders have two home games in the first three rounds.

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Second respite centre confirmed for Canberra as celebrities flock for Ricky Stuart golf day

Ricky Stuart tees off at the Ricky Stuart Foundation Golf Day at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has confirmed his foundation has given approval to build a second respite centre in Canberra for children living with disabilities. 

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Battle for round one spots intensifies as Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart trims herd

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 Sam Williams during raiders training
The Canberra Times  
Date:  28 January 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams says the club must use the next fortnight to patch up its leaky edge defence after the long-running problem was again exposed in Saturday's trial loss to...

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Jordan Rapana gives Canberra Raiders a selection headache after strong trial display

Jordan Rapana could yet force his way into the Raiders' round one starting side.

Jon Tuxworth His comeback season ended early thanks to a fractured skull, but Jordan Rapana has given the Canberra Raiders a welcome selection headache after a strong last-ditch audition in Saturday's trial loss...

Canberra Raiders talking points from Newcastle trial loss

Raiders headshot - Hawkins, Jeremy

Jon Tuxworth Jeremy Hawkins began the match on the wing in a sign he's ahead of Jordan Rapana in the race for a round one berth.

Jarrod Croker says no cause for alarm as Newcastle Knights spoil Canberra Raiders homecoming

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Canberra Raiders player during the game against the Newcastle Knights at Seiffert oval.
21February 2015
Photo jay cronans ail Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker insists there is no cause for panic after the Raiders lost 26-4 to Newcastle in a trial game.

Canberra Raiders star Edrick Lee says he was bullied

''At school I was different to everyone else,'' says Canberra Raiders player Edrick Lee.

Jon Tuxworth Edrick Lee would hide at the back of the class in primary school, kids bullying him because of the colour of his skin.

Raiders to play Manly in Albury on Easter Saturday

The Raiders and Manly will play in Albury in April.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will play Manly at Albury's Lavington Oval in round five on Easter Saturday.

Canberra Raiders prepare for last chance saloon in battle for round one spots

Knights captain Kurt Gidley and Jarrod Croker at Seiffert Oval on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth When the Canberra Raiders left Seiffert Oval in 1989, Jarrod Croker was just a twinkle in his father's eye. 

Memorable Seiffert Oval moments as Canberra Raiders prepare to write another chapter

Canberra prop John McLeod on the rampage against Newton at Seiffert Oval on April 18, 1982. The Raiders won 12-11 to secure their first premiership victory.

Jon Tuxworth John McIntyre still has mates unwilling to forgive and forget his decision to move the club from Seiffert Oval. 

Danny Buderus backs Josh Hodgson to make NRL grade at Canberra Raiders

Raiders recruit and England hooker Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth Danny Buderus has backed Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson to shine in the NRL - but with a warning.

Canberra Raiders players have chance to impress Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens at Seiffert trial

Tim Sheens.

Jon Tuxworth Tim Sheens will put business ahead of nostalgia when he attends Saturday's Seiffert Oval trial match against Newcastle.

Mitch Cornish ahead in race for Canberra Raiders halfback position

Contender: Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish will get to fire the first shot as Raiders halfback in Canberra's final trial match on Saturday.