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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Raiders confident they can end nine-year Townsville drought

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...

Ricky Stuart urges frustrated Raiders players to see forest for the trees

Jon Tuxworth The pain of another close loss cuts deep but Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has urged his players not to lose sight of the big picture. 

Canberra Raiders recall Josh McCrone for clash with Penrith Panthers

Jon Tuxworth Forgotten Raider Josh McCrone will play in the NRL level for the first time in almost a year.

Canberra Raiders hulk Paul Vaughan ready to smash Panthers

Green machine: Actor Mark Ruffalo, and a little bit of CGI, as The Hulk in <i>The Avengers</i>.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may need a superhuman performance to make the NRL finals this year.

David Shillington concedes Canberra Raiders finals hopes on line against Penrith

Jarrod Croker of the Canberra Raiders
after losing the game
Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks at GIO stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington believes their NRL finals hopes will perish if they fail to win at Penrith on Sunday, but conceded overcoming the emotional toll of another close loss...

Canberra Raiders to decide whether to 'pick and stick' with Jack Wighton

Versatile: Jack Wighton  couldn't get Canberra home against Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra skipper Alan Tongue says he was surprised the club overlooked specialist halves Mitch Cornish and Josh McCrone for Saturday's 21-20 loss to Cronulla.

Cronulla Sharks heap more home misery on Canberra Raiders with golden point win

Match winner: Sharks winger Valentine Holmes.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' finals hopes have taken a huge hit after Cronulla celebrated Paul Gallen's 250th game with a dramatic golden point win at Canberra Stadium on Saturday. 

Josh McCrone, Mitch Cornish both overlooked for Canberra Raiders

Josh McCrone at Raiders training.

Jon Tuxworth Specialist Canberra Raiders halves Josh McCrone and Mitch Cornish have both been overlooked for Saturday's crucial NRL clash with Cronulla at Canberra Stadium. 

Jarrod Croker wants more engagement with referees

Jarrod Croker congratulates Jordan Rapana of the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker has admitted he's found it "extremely hard" to receive the same amount of on-field engagement with referees as bigger name rivals like...

Canberra finals hopes depend on life without 'perfect' halves combo, says Billy Moore

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10:  Sam Williams of the Raiders is tackled during the round 18 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium on July 10, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Billy Moore believes Canberra's finals hopes rest on how they fare without their "perfect" halves duo Sam Williams and Blake Austin, comparing their complementary styles to Maroons stars Cooper...

McCrone, Cornish still half a chance for Canberra Raiders recall

Mitch Cornish has been training with the NRL squad this week.

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders are keeping the answer to their No.7 riddle a closely guarded secret.

No hair, no care for rejuvenated Canberra Raiders Edrick Lee and Josh Papalii

Josh Papalii scores against the Newcastle Knights on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Edrick Lee and Josh Papalii were so devoid of confidence early this season they were questioning their worth to the Raiders.

Canberra Raiders finals hopes cop blow with Sam Williams to miss several weeks

Sam Williams of the Raiders is tackled.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders finals hopes have copped a huge blow with halfback Sam Williams to miss five to six weeks with a partial pectoral tear suffered in Friday's 36-22 win over Newcastle.