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Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Raiders re-sign Josh Papalii until end of 2018 NRL season

Jon Tuxworth First it was Wighton, Boyd and Leilua. The Raiders have re-signed another one of their big targets.

Sia Soliola backs ESL recruit Jeff Lima to find second wind at Canberra Raiders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Sia Soliola of the Raiders in action during the round one NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Remondis Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sia Soliola has backed Jeff Lima to prove his doubters wrong after two years in the English Super League.

Sam Williams hopes French turmoil won't spark player resistance

Sam Williams during his stint with Catalans Dragons last year.

Jon Tuxworth Sam Williams hopes the Paris terrorist attacks won't deter players from following his lead and playing in France.

NRL: Fitter, leaner Joey Leilua re-signs with Canberra Raiders for three years

Former Newcastle Knight Joey Leilua has found a new home in Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have given centre Joey Leilua a huge show of faith by re-signing the former Newcastle Knight for the next three seasons. 

Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer won't take any half measures at Canberra Raiders

Injured Canberra Raiders players Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin have a laugh in rehab on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth It's been a while since a Canberra Raiders halves pairing attracted such hype.

NRL: Canberra Raiders still on the hunt for big men as pre-season grind begins

Raiders recruit Jeff Lima will boost the club's forward depth in 2016.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says the club remains on the hunt for props for next season.

Rugby league

Campese, Joel Monaghan endorse Elliott Whitehead as the next Pom to conquer NRL

HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Terry Campese of Hull Kingston Rovers in action during the First Utility Super League match between Hull KR and Wigan at Craven Park on March 1, 2015 in Hull, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth ormer Canberra stars Terry Campese and Joel Monaghan believe more teams should follow the Raiders' lead by snaring young English players in Super League, and endorsed Elliott Whitehead as the next...

NRL: Canberra Raiders first team to return to pre-season grind ahead of 2016 season

Jarrod Croker is preparing for his second year as Canberra Raiders skipper.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker believes the club will have few excuses should it miss finals next year, conceding coach Ricky Stuart "now has the team he wants" after putting a broom through...

Canberra Raiders ready to pounce on rival big men as salary cap squeeze sets in

Canberra Raiders are reportedly interested in Parramatta Eels big man Junior Paulo.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner says the club is monitoring the salary cap situation of rival clubs. 

Canberra Raiders lure Jeff Lima as 'experienced head' in young pack

Lima during his one year stint with South Sydney in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are poised to sign Jeff Lima as an "experienced head" to complement their quality young props as they look to bolster their front row for next season. 

Canberra Raiders 'shake-up' has them primed for top-four assault: Campese

Campese in action for Hull KR.

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese reckons the similarities between the Canberra Raiders and Hull KR are eerily similar.

Former Raider Terry Campese blasts Sandor Earl treatment as 'embarrassing'

Former Raider Terry Campese believes former teammate Sandor Earl received a rough deal from the ASADA.

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese believes former Canberra Raiders teammate Sandor Earl has been "chucked under a bus" after being given a four year ban for drug offences, branding the huge discrepancy between...

Canberra Raider Josh McCrone signs two-year deal with St George Illawarra

Josh McCrone has signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra Dragons confirm signing of utility Josh McCrone on a two-year deal. 

Rugby League World Cup games up for grabs as Canberra considers whether to bid

The ANZAC rugby league Test between Australia and New Zealand at Canberra Stadium in 2013 was a sellout.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's size won't count against it should it bid to host an Australian Rugby League World Cup game in 2017.

Ricky Stuart's Raiders: Canberra signs Newcastle Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has almost completely renewed the squad since 2013.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders confirm another signing - with just six players remaining from 2013 team. 

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A grand final to remember but Canberra Raiders 1989 title still simply the best

Unbelievable: The Canberra Raiders celebrate winning the 1989 NSWRL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders grand final hero Steve Jackson has a word of advice for Michael Morgan - get ready for a few free lunches. 

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Canberra Raiders recruit Aidan Sezer didn't leave Gold Coast Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans

'Getting back closer to family and friend will be good for us, and ease the burden on life away from footy': Aidan Sezer.

Jon Tuxworth It seemed like everyone was of the opinion Aidan Sezer left the Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans. He sets the record straight.

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Rugby league

Under-20 grand final loss with Canberra has Anthony Milford primed for big stage

Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Anthony Milford
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:48 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford already knows the pain of grand final defeat after copping it twice in one year at Canberra. 

Sorry fellow Cane Toads, the NRL grand final should stay in Sydney

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Jon Tuxworth I'm about as maroon as they come but Queensland should never host the NRL grand final. 

Canberra Raider Blake Austin sheds utility tag on journey to five-eighth crown

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28:Blake Austin and Gillian Alefosio  arrive at the 20145 Dally M Awards at Star City on September 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Blake Austin knows from experience utility can be a dirty word in rugby league.