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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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West Belconnen Warriors lose to Tuggeranong Bushrangers in Canberra Raiders Cup

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Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau remained a model of calmness as his side lost to Tuggeranong.

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Jordan Macey second-half blitz inspires Roos to win over Scholars

Sport.  Canberra Region Rugby League, Queanbeyan Kangaroos vs Belconnen United Scholars at Freebody Oval.   Queanbeyan Kangaroos player Jordan Macey.  10 May 2014  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos coach Aaron Gorrell should bottle the half-time spray he aimed at Jordan Macey after the playmaker tore Belconnen United to shreds in a 36-18 win at Freebody Oval on Saturday.

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Belconnen United coach Matt Britt hopes his injury has silver lining

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth Rookie Belconnen United coach Matt Britt is shattered injury has ended his playing hopes, but he need only look at his opposite number this week to know it may be a blessing in disguise. 

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Former Canberra Raiders coach Andrew McFadden insists he can revive New Zealand Warriors in NRL

Former Canberra Raiders assistant coach Andrew McFadden is confident he can nail down the Warriors job long term.

Jon Tuxworth Andrew McFadden left the Canberra Raiders coaching staff because he felt ''a bit stale'', but he has unwavering belief he's the man to breath fresh life into the New Zealand Warriors.

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Terry Campese backs Raiders star Josh Papalii to return to explosive best

Raiders forward Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese believes an impact role off the bench could suit Josh Papalii against the Warriors.

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Samoa coach Matt Parish calls for eligibility changes after Anthony Milford fiasco

Anthony Milford in action for the Queensland under-20s on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Samoa head coach Matt Parish believes the current representative eligibility rules could cripple the competitiveness of smaller nations.

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Papalii, Shillington benched as Raiders seek redemption in NZ

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Queensland Origin representative forwards Josh Papalii and David Shillington have been dropped to the bench for the Canberra Raiders clash with New Zealand Warriors in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

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Josh Papalii benched as Raiders look to rebound from Manly debacle

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's quest to retain his Queensland Origin jumper just got tougher after he was dropped to the bench for Saturday's clash with New Zealand at Eden Park.

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Anthony Milford 'can't have his cake and eat it too', selector says of Maroons, Samoa decision

Raider Anthony Milford will play for the Queensland under-20s team.

Jon Tuxworth Queensland and Australia selector Des Morris says flaws in representative eligibility laws need to be addressed.

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We need to be more professional: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Raiders players look dejected after conceding a try during the round 8 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval on April 27, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says only improved professionalism will help solve the club's worrying on-field consistency as the Raiders deal with the fallout from Sunday's woeful 54-18 loss to Manly.

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What we learnt: Raiders v Sea Eagles

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Raiders players look dejected after conceding a try during the round 8 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval on April 27, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the clash between the Canberra Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles.

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Ricky Stuart blames himself after 'embarrassing' Raiders belted at Brookvale

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Jon Tuxworth He didn't miss a tackle or drop a ball but coach Ricky Stuart blamed himself for the Raiders' 54-18 loss to Manly.

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McCrone urges Papalii to use Test dumping as spur

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12:  Josh Papalii of the Raiders looses the ball in a tackle during the round 6 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders utility Josh McCrone has urged teammate Josh Papalii to use his dumping from Australia's Test team as the spur to return to his explosive best.

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Gungahlin win fuels hope of Canberra Raiders Cup resurgence

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Tuggeranong Bushrangers vs Gungahlin Bulls at Greenway Oval.
Bulls Aidan Greenwood
Filed: Saturday, 26 April 2014 5:14:04 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Former NRL stars Lincoln Withers and David Howell have signed up, but it was a young halfback who showed he could be the most important new peg in a potential Gungahlin resurgence. 

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Anthony Milford to play for Queensland under-20s and bypass Samoa

Jon Tuxworth Queensland under-20s coach Kevin Walters has admitted he feels for Samoa after confirming Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford will bypass its crucial clash with Fiji on Saturday and play for the...

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Greats back Raiders star Paul Vaughan to emulate Brenton Lawrence's rise

Paul Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth Former Country forward Andrew Ryan has backed Canberra's Paul Vaughan to make the same whirlwind progression as Manly's Brenton Lawrence, adamant big, fast and agile props will soon be the norm in...

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Video ref Andrew Dunemann defends controversial Eels obstruction call

Andrew Dunemann

Jon Tuxworth NRL video referee Andrew Dunemann has staunchly defended his decision to disallow a try to Parramatta due to obstruction in its 21-18 loss to Wests Tigers on Monday, adamant the call was a...

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Tuggeranong coach backs youngsters against star-studded Bulls

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin may have former Canberra Raiders stars Lincoln Withers and David Howell, but Tuggeranong believes the junior development it prides itself on is ready to bear fruit this season.

Canberra Raiders prop Brett White to decide playing future within month

SPORT:  Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans match at Canberra Stadium. L-R Raiders players Shannon Boyd, Josh McCrone and Brett White sit on the sideline .23rd March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs holding off contract talks until he returns to first-grade, but admits the re-signings of Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd make it tougher to remain in Canberra.

Rugby League

Justin Giteau backs John Papalii to revive career at West Belconnen Warriors in Canberra Raiders Cup

John Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth New West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau believes John Papalii can overcome his recent off-field troubles and use the Canberra Raiders Cup to revive his rugby league career.