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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

NRL stars headline Canberra Raiders Cup grand final

Jon Tuxworth Marc Herbert won an SG Ball premiership and Mick Picker an under-20 title for Canberra Raiders, but only one will add a local premiership to their trophy cabinet on Sunday. 

League

Canberra Raiders back rookie draft proposal to ward off NRL poachers

Star juniors such as Jack Wighton and Brenko Lee would be hard to poach under the new draft system.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders want to regulate junior player poaching by NRL rivals.

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says NRL salary cap isn't working

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has urged the NRL to look at other options to help battling teams bring in marquee talent.

League

The NRL's 'forgotten man' Edrick Lee keen to make up for lost time

Edrick Lee

Jon Tuxworth It's hard to believe Canberra Raiders youngster Edrick Lee is rugby league's forgotten man. 

League

Brisbane-bound Raider Anthony Milford shrugs off NRL salary investigation

Moving north: Canberra Raider Anthony Milford was interviewed by the NRL.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raider Anthony Milford says he has nothing to be concerned about after the Brisbane Broncos-bound star met with NRL salary-cap investigators last week.

League

Canberra Raiders seek second female board member as NRL demands more women representation

Raiders' chairman Allan Hawke.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders want to become just the second NRL team with two female board members. 

League

Gambling 'not epidemic' in NRL, but players have no excuse says Raider Brett White

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders welfare officer David Thom says players can no longer plead ignorance about betting on NRL matches. 

League

Raiders unlikely to lobby NRL for salary cap relief

Brenko Lee

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are unlikely to lobby the NRL again to be granted a salary cap exemption despite their outside back crisis worsening with a hamstring injury to Brenko Lee. 

Saturday Serve

NRL's X-Factor stars like Todd Carney seem drawn to scandal

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Jon Tuxworth Todd Carney. Josh Dugan. Blake Ferguson. Joel Monaghan. What do they all have in common?

League

NRL boss David Smith assures Canberra Raiders junior concessions are coming

Staying positive: Brett White (left), with Shaun Fensom, says the Raiders will continue to fight.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are confident junior player concessions will be included in the salary cap by next season after NRL boss David Smith reassured them he intends to honour his promise in Canberra...

League

Cornish to make long-awaited NRL debut

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth If his mother had her way, Mitch Cornish would idolise Harry Kewell, not Ricky Stuart or Laurie Daley.

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

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

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs hell-bent on NRL return

Canberra Raiders player Tom Learoyd-Lahrs says he's ready for the challenge of NRL and earning a new contract.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs he faces a battle emerging from the NRL wilderness. 

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders stars would back NRL lifting tackle ban

Raiders star Dane Tilse said the game would  survive without the lifting tackle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra forwards Dane Tilse and Paul Vaughan have thrown their support behind calls for the NRL to ban lifting tackles in the wake of the career-ending injury to Newcastle's Alex McKinnon. 

League

Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

Raiders star Brett White, right, is determined not to lose another home game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne. 

League

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.

League

Canberra Raiders' Mosese Pangai's long journey back to the NRL

Mosese Pangai trains with the Raiders this week.

Jon Tuxworth Mosese Pangai, a 107-kilogram winger, has had more NRL clubs than NRL matches.

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart blasts referees after controversial NRL loss to Penrith Panthers

Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart launched a scathing spray at the referees after Canberra's 26-20 loss to Penrith on Sunday.

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Rugby League

Canberra's Cummins to referee NRL decider

Ben Cummins

Jon Tuxworth Canberra whistleblower Ben Cummins is feeling more at home on the big stage, after being named to police his second straight NRL decider.