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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart defends Anthony Milford benching

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has defended the move to start boom fullback Anthony Milford from the bench in Friday's 22-14 loss to Canterbury which virtually buried his side's remote finals...

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says club may cop more pain before a resurgence

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says he is as impatient as the club's restless fans, but the Raiders may have to endure ''a bit of short-term pain'' if the NRL franchise is to re-emerge as a premiership...

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Queensland player ratings

Justin Hodges was a strong performer for the Maroons.

Jon Tuxworth Who were the strong performers on the losing side?

League

Dane Tilse backs Canberra Raiders to match Bulldogs' pack

Tilse  urged the team to use the club's 1994 premiership celebrations as motivation to lift and snap a four-game losing streak.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse insists an understrength Raiders can match Canterbury's feared pack on Friday at Canberra Stadium, despite the absence of Josh Papalii, Paul Vaughan and Joel Edwards.

Netball

Australian Diamonds to play England at Canberra in October

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Diamonds will play in the capital for the second straight year against England in October. 

League

Canberra desperate to end Country Rugby League championships drought

Jon Tuxworth Jack Giddings has shared a coaching box with Craig Bellamy, but the pair's approach couldn't be more different. 

Saturday Serve

Thinking of the little children would ease any Blues remorse for a Queenslander

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Jon Tuxworth I bleed Maroon and I'm as Queensland as the Big Pineapple. But NSW needs to win Origin this year.

League

Canberra Raiders slash ticket prices for grand final reunion clash against Canterbury Bulldogs

Friends and foes: Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga are returning to Canberra for the reunion of the 1994 grand final win after Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra rugby league royalty will be on hand for the Raiders next home game against Canterbury, but ticket prices have been slashed to commemorate the club's last premiership in 1994. 

League

Canberra Raider Paul Vaughan faces one game suspension

Paul Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's forward pack has been further decimated with prop Paul Vaughan facing a one-match ban for a crusher tackle on Todd Lowrie in Monday night's 28-4 loss to Brisbane. 

League

NRL boss David Smith opens door to junior development concessions for Raiders

Dave Smith says junior development concessions could be introduced.

Jon Tuxworth NRL boss David Smith has given the best indication yet that junior development concessions will be introduced, admitting the issue ''has been a loose end'' he wants to address by the end of the year.

League

Milford named in Maroons squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford and Brisbane half Ben Hunt may battle it out for Queensland's bench utility role after both were named in a extended 22-man squad to play NSW in Origin II on...

League

Huawei re-signs with Canberra Raiders, boosts China game hopes

Huawei will sponsor the Raiders again in 2015.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have received some welcome good news after a tumultuous week with major sponsor Huawei re-signing with the NRL club for next season.

League

Canberra Raiders fail to fire in loss to Brisbane Broncos

A dejected Josh McCrone after the 28-4 loss to Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra proved why it's been aggressively chasing big-name recruits after a stuttering attacking display in a 28-4 home loss to Brisbane on Monday night.

League

Canberra Raiders stars Josh Papalii and Anthony Milford hurt in loss to Brisbane Broncos

Josh Papalli leaves the field injured against the Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Queensland's injury crisis has deepened and Canberra's season is getting worse after Raiders stars Anthony Milford and Josh Papalii both picked up injuries in a 28-4 loss to Brisbane at Canberra...

League

James Tedesco vows to live up to hype at Canberra Raiders

Same job, new place: Raiders recruit James Tedesco.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders recruit James Tedesco has vowed to live up to the pressure to perform in Canberra.

League

Raiders won't ask NRL to investigate Milford's Brisbane deal

Canberra fullback Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders chairman Allan Hawke says the club has no plans to approach the NRL to express any concerns over whether Anthony Milford's Brisbane contract will be part of their Broncos salary cap...

League

Gary Belcher backs James Tedesco to fill Anthony Milford's shoes at Canberra Raiders

Gary Belcher.

Jon Tuxworth Legendary Canberra Raiders full-back Gary Belcher believes James Tedesco is the right man to fill Anthony Milford's sizeable shoes, and backed the Tigers star to break into the Origin arena. 

League

James Tedesco factbox

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Canberra Raiders sign James Tedesco, but miss out on Kevin Proctor

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been touted as a future star.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have signed star Wests Tigers star James Tedesco on a three-season deal from 2015. 

League

Tariq Sims apologises to Shaun Fensom for lifting tackle

Shaun Fensom off loads before Tariq Sims dumps him on his neck during the round 11 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys.

Jon Tuxworth North Queensland forward Tariq Sims has issued a heartfelt apology to Shaun Fensom after he was cited for an ugly lifting tackle on the Raiders lock in Sunday's 42-12 loss to Canberra.