Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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Michael Bani bolsters star-studded Goulburn in Canberra Raiders Cup

Jon Tuxworth He's the NRL cult hero who grew up chasing dugongs in the Torres Strait, now Michael Bani is chasing a Canberra Raiders Cup premiership with Goulburn. 

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Canberra Raiders should stick with Jack Wighton at No.6: Ben Ikin

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Ben Ikin says the Raiders will reap the long-term benefits by sticking with Jack Wighton at five-eighth.

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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 to keep faith in outside back stocks

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are likely to resist recruiting outside back reinforcements, despite Edrick Lee's injury.

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Rookie Shannon Boyd spurs Canberra Raiders past South Sydney

Rookie Raiders prop Shannon Boyd was outstanding against Souths.

Jon Tuxworth Down Joel Edwards and Shaun Fensom, it was Shannon Boyd who inspired his team off the canvas.

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What we learned: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders

Joel Edwards was brilliant in defence for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has done a tremendous job transforming the Raiders' attitude in defence.

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Canberra Raiders brace to cope without Shaun Fensom

Injury scans have proved inconclusive for Raiders star Shaun Fensom.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders insist they're better prepared than before to cope with life without Shaun Fensom after rallying in his absence against Souths.

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Canberra Raiders: Mitch Cornish keeps himself on Ricky Stuart's radar

Young halfback Mitch Cornish was a standout for the Canberra Raiders under-20s on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Young halfback Mitch Cornish issued a timely reminder to Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart in the Raiders under-20s. 

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Raiders loss fails to dampen Stuart's mood

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington is in doubt for the start of the NRL season after suffering a rib cartilage injury in Saturday's 34-14 trial loss to Newcastle in Tamworth.

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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.

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Canberra Raiders' youngsters can use Cup as proving ground: Ricky Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Anthony Milford from the Raiders in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart wants star rookies Paul Vaughan and Anthony Milford to show their quality at the World Cup.

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Canberra brothers helping USA defy the critics

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Stephen Howard has pledged to ''stick it up'' the USA's critics by helping them to a dream World Cup clash with Australia.

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Poaching of Raiders' juniors a 'travesty of justice'

Canberra Raiders logo

Jon Tuxworth Souths Logan boss Jim McClelland has pleaded with the NRL to give Canberra Raiders more development support.

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Robinson transfer good to go

Jon Tuxworth Penrith flyer Travis Robinson may join his twin brother Reece as a Raider as soon as this week.

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Raiders coach backs Hawkins to make the grade

9TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUIXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders v Warriors at Canberra Stadium. Toyota Cup Qualifying Final 2. 
Raiders player Jeremy Hawkins scores a try to equal the score.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli believes winger Jeremy Hawkins is capable of playing NRL if the club’s outside back injury crisis worsens.

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Raiders and Eels still game

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth The curtain-raisers for the Canberra Raiders-Parramatta clash on Saturday will go ahead as planned at this stage, despite wet weather wreaking havoc on weekend sports fixtures.

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Stuart lauds livewire Milford

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders is tackled during the round 19 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium on July 20, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart says the Raiders could do worse than give Julia Gillard's old keys to The Lodge to Anthony Milford.

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What we learned: Dragons v Raiders

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Terry Campese of the Raiders looks back and laughs at the Dragons players after Anthony Milford of the Raider scored a try during the round 20 match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Five things we learned from the Canberra Raiders' win against St George-Illawarra on Saturday night.

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Raiders get revenge on Dugan

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Josh Dugan of the Dragons is hit in a high tackle during the round 20 match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth When a groggy Josh Dugan staggered off late in Canberra's 22-18 win over St George Illawarra, the irony was lost on no-one.

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Raiders' injury crisis deepens

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring a try during the round 16 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on June 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's injury woes continue after Jack Wighton and Sandor Earl go down in 32-2 hammering by Rabbitohs.