Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth


Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

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


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. 

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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. 


NRL: Laurie Daley, Brad Fittler and Brett Kenny back Jack Wighton's switch to five-eighth for Canberra Raiders

Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler believes Ricky Stuart's Terry Campese-Jack Wighton Raiders halves gamble will be worth it.


NRL: North Queensland Cowboys loss to sting Canberra Raiders

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Jon Tuxworth After letting a 16-0 lead slip from their grasp, Saturday’s 28-22 loss to North Queensland in Townsville will sting the Canberra Raiders.

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NRL: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart takes positives from loss to North Queensland Cowboys

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Raiders coach Ricky Stuart looks on  during the post match press conference at the end of the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The NRL season is a marathon, not a sprint. That's the message from Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

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NRL: Raider Anthony Milford serves critics dose of humble pie

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders runs the ball during the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford used suggestions he wouldn't play with commitment this season as motivation on Saturday.


NRL: Paul Vaughan backs debutant Shannon Boyd to meet Cowboys' test

Jon Tuxworth Paul Vaughan says Shannon Boyd won't be intimidated when he debuts against the Test props.


NRL: Canberra Raiders want to kick off season 2015 at home

Request: Raiders CEO Don Furner says he wants more early season home games next season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will rally the NRL to kick off its campaign at home next season.


Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese '100 per cent' for NRL round one against North Queensland Cowboys

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists Terry Campese is ''100 per cent'' fit for round one.


NRL: Jack Ahearn has faith in his future

Sport: Raiders player Jack Ahearn sporting his old local Valley Dragons jersey. 28th of February 2014, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The similarities between Jack Ahearn and Josh Dugan are obvious - same junior club, same position, same tattoos.


NRL: Canberra Raiders ready to feel the heat

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Jarrod Croker of the Raiders looks on in an extended drinks break during the round two NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Skilled Park on March 17, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will have no excuses for again wilting in the March heat this year.

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NRL: Raiders confident of warding off Shaun Fensom suitors

SPORT  - Raiders two time best and fairest winner Shaun Fensom , Bruce  Canberra.                                                              28th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are hopeful Shaun Fensom's future will be resolved within the next few days.


NRL trial in China 'should be long-term'

Jon Tuxworth The NRL has been urged not to give up on a proposed Raiders-Manly clash in China.

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NRL 2014: Brett Kenny laments lost home showdown with Ricky Stuart

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham and Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart ready for the 2014 season.
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Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Parramatta great Brett Kenny has questioned why the pressure has been taken off former coach Ricky Stuart by moving a home match against Canberra to Darwin.

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Decision looms on Canberra-Manly NRL match in Shenzhen, China

Jon Tuxworth The proposed Manly-Canberra NRL clash in China next year faces the scrap heap unless it is given the green light by early next week.


NRL push into China hits snag

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Jon Tuxworth The proposed NRL game between Manly and Canberra in China next year looks likely to be scrapped.

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NRL stands its ground on Ferguson issue

Blake Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth The NRL has rubbished accusations of double standards, insisting the indecent assault charges laid against Canberra's Blake Ferguson will play no part in when it deems him fit to return to football.

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NRL denies hypocrisy on Ferguson

Sport  Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson speaking to the media at Raiders HQ in Bruce.  14 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth The NRL has denied accusations of double standards towards Canberra's Blake Ferguson.


NRL opens door for Ferguson to return

Blake Ferguson

Adrian Proszenko, Jon Tuxworth The NRL is set to green-light Blake Ferguson's return, paving the way for the Canberra star to make his comeback against former teammate and drinking partner Josh Dugan.

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