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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

David Shillington sent off as Canberra Raiders succumb to Wests Tigers

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington was sent off as Canberra's finals hopes all but disappeared after a 20-18 loss to the Wests Tigers.

Injuries strike at bad time for Canberra Raiders before must-win Tigers clash

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 Raiders Player Mitch Cornish during the game against Saint George at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has admitted his team "has a lot of busted soldiers'' before Monday's home game against Wests Tigers, with players put on standby for the must-win clash.

Blake Austin helps Raiders prepare for Wests Tigers clash with inside word on former team

Blake Austin has been a revelation for the Raiders this season.

Jon Tuxworth His speed and sidestep have torn defences apart but Blake Austin's inside knowledge of the Wests Tigers may be Canberra's biggest weapon as he looks to put more egg on the face of his old side.

Fullback battle the drawcard as James Tedesco returns to scene of crime

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: James Tedesco of the Tigers is tackled during the round 21 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval on July 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders wouldn't have thought so at the time, but Peter Sterling believes James Tedesco's backflip to stay at Wests Tigers could eventually proved a blessing in disguise...

Canberra Raiders' dream injury run ends with loss of Josh Hodgson, Sia Soliola

David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth They've copped injuries to key players at a bad time with their season on the line but statistics reveal the Canberra Raiders can't complain after enjoying one of the best injury runs of any...

Milestone man David Shillington vows to atone for errors for Canberra Raiders

'It was time to stamp it out when they did and it's got to stay that way': David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington has vowed to redeem himself for his key errors in last week's loss to North Queensland, when he celebrates his 200th NRL game this week.

Shoulder charge: Canberra Raiders forwards Josh Papalii and David Shillington divided

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington insists the shoulder charge can't make a return. One of his teammates wants it back.

Kurt Baptiste confident he can fill void left by Josh Hodgson for Raiders

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Kurt Baptiste, of the Carnberra Raiders
The Canberra Times
Date: 04 August 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth It's a scenario the Canberra Raiders are untested at this year - life without Josh Hodgson. 

Mitch Barnett to make NRL debut for Canberra Raiders against Tigers

Raiders player Mitch Barnett will debut for the Raiders on Monday.

Jon Tuxworth Forward Mitch Barnett has been rewarded for his strong NSW Cup form after being called up to make his NRL debut.

Injury forces Canberra Raiders player Sia Soliola to drive home from Townsville

Sia Soliola was forced to drive home from far north Queensland after breaking his cheekbone.

Jon Tuxworth Most of the Raiders were happy to be on a flight home on Sunday. One player's return took a little longer.

Canberra Raiders: Blake Austin to avoid suspension, Edrick Lee to miss a week

Blake Austin of the Raiders is placed on report.

Jon Tuxworth Blake Austin can narrowly avoid suspension for a dangerous throw. Edrick Lee wasn't so lucky. 

Blake Austin voted game's best five-eighth by peers in RLW player poll

Blake Austin

Jon Tuxworth Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has been crowned the game's best five-eighth by his peers.

Canberra Raiders confident they can end nine-year Townsville drought

Josh Papalii models 'The Hulk' jersey the Raiders will wear against the Cowboys at media on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth Joey Leilua may be the fresh face in the Canberra Raiders squad but he's already got one over his teammates - a win in Townsville.

Josh Hodgson repays Canberra Raiders' gamble in spades

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27:  Josh Hodgson of the Raiders in action during the round 16 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart says a chat with former St Helens coach Nathan Brown helped convince him to sign Josh Hodgson.

Josh Papalii escapes charge after Nigel Plum head clash

On report: Josh Papalii and Nigel Plum were involved in a sickening head clash.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have received a major boost before Saturday's tough road trip to Townsville.

The 'f' word - finals - taboo at Canberra Raiders as they look to win respect

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has revealed the word "finals" is taboo in their dressing sheds after beating Penrith.

Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders: Tony Archer in for busy week

Jon Tuxworth It's no secret the Canberra Raiders are getting frustrated with the number of questionable calls against them.

Josh Hodgson masterclass steers Canberra Raiders to crucial win at Penrith

Josh Hodgson's injury isn't as bad as first thought.

Jon Tuxworth Where has Josh Hodgson been hiding all these years?

Canberra Raiders keen to play the percentages as lack of ball takes toll

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin  Controlling possession is Ricky Stuart's focus ahead of Canberra's clash against Penrith on Sunday.

Frank-Paul Nuuausala believes Jack Wighton's return to fullback will boost Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth There's nothing like a spine adjustment to get things flowing and Canberra Raiders prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala believes Jack Wighton's return to fullback will be the major factor in...