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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

David Shillington to use clash with Burgess boys to push for Four Nations berth

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington will use Monday night's stoush with South Sydney's Burgess brothers as an audition to reignite his representative career and push for a Four Nations berth.


Manager of off-contract Mitch Cornish bides his time for contract talks

Young Raiders gun Mitch Cornish is off contract at the end of next year.

Jon Tuxworth The manager of Canberra Raiders youngster Mitch Cornish says he doesn't plan on starting contract extension talks with the club ''until the timing's right''. 


What we learned: Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors


Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the Warriors' 54-18 win over the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.


Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa

Anthony Milford has been told by the Raiders to miss Samoa's clash with Fiji next month.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have told Anthony Milford he won't be playing for Samoa on May 3, with coach Ricky Stuart advising him to bypass the match to nurse a niggling medial ligament injury. 

Rugby League

Milford may have to wait for Origin debut: Maroons skipper


Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.


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...


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.


Raider David Shillington welcomes tough line on dangerous tackles

Canberra player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington has applauded the NRL's tough new stance on cannonball and crusher tackles.

Rugby League

Papalii a Kiwi, and here's the evidence

Josh Papalii playing for the Queensland Under 18s in 2010

Jon Tuxworth This is the document which proves Josh Papalii's long-term ambition to play for New Zealand.


Furner has Red Devil of a plan to pick up tips from Sir Alex

Raider coach David Furner.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach David Furner is hopeful of picking the brain of one of sport's all-time great coaches.

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Versatile Gidley has no fear of warming the bench

SPORT: Australia v New Zealand test match. Kurt Gidley outside the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. 15th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth The last player to wear the green and gold No.14 jersey in an Anzac Test spent 80 minutes chained to the bench.


Shillo raring to face Graham

David Shillington of the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington rated English prop James Graham so highly when he first saw him play, he urged Canberra coach David Furner to consider recruiting him.


Smith tips Origin sneak peek

Raiders training. Josh Dugan

By Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith has predicted Saturday's season-opener at Canberra Stadium could serve as a preview to State of Origin, comparing Raiders star Josh Dugan to a young version of...

Storm wary of Raiders' exciting prospect

Melbourne Storm players train at Gosch's Paddock yesterday.

Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Storm skipper Cameron Smith says season-opener could serve as a preview to state of origin.


Robinson going anywhere but South

Raiders training at HQ bruce. Reece Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth HIS GRANDFATHER was a South Sydney great, and he considers Rabbitohs flyer Nathan Merritt more of a "brother" than a first cousin.


Tamou's Kangaroos call-up no shock for Raiders prop

Jon Tuxworth Kangaroos and Raiders prop David Shillington has backed the inclusion of Cowboys bolter James Tamou on the Australian bench for Friday's Anzac Test match.

Manly's Ballin in Canberra crosshairs

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are considering making a play for classy Manly hooker Matt Ballin following speculation he may be forced out of Brookvale.

Civoniceva favoured, but Shillington to play every Origin like it's his last

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: David Shillington of the Maroons (L) rushes to congratulate Nate Myles after he scored during game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth AS A young bull, David Shillington religiously pored over footage of Petero Civoniceva to help take his game to the next level.


Shillington's series inspiration

Canberra Raiders v Parramatta at Canberra Stadium.   Raiders player, David Shillington is tackled by Eels player, Casey McGuire.

Jon Tuxworth As a young bull, David Shillington religiously pored through footage of Petero Civoniceva to help take his game to the next level.