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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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 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

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

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

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.

League

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.

League

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.

League

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.

League

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

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

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

League

NRL: North Queensland Cowboys loss to sting Canberra Raiders

Paul Vaughan

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.

Rugby League

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.

Rugby League

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.