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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Canberra Raiders prop Luke Page turns down Big Mal to kickstart NRL career

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Luke Page admits he "took football for granted" before he was cut by Gold Coast, but is using the kick up the butt to kickstart his career with the Raiders. 

League

Canberra Raiders won't leave Souths Logan in the lurch

Canberra Raiders chief Don Furner.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders insist they will not desert the Souths Logan region, which has produced some of its best players, despite the decision to stop using its Queensland Cup side as a feeder club.

League

NRL stars headline Canberra Raiders Cup grand final

Queanbeyan Blues captain Marc Herbert, left, with friend, now foe, Goulburn Bulldogs captain/coach Mick Picker.

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

Jordan Rapana on a mission to be the Canberra Raiders' new No.1 gun

Jordan Rapana will return to the NRL with the Raiders on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Is Jordan Rapana the cut-priced saviour to the Canberra Raiders' fullback dilemma?

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Embarrassed Raiders 'sharing the pain' of supporters

Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Disconsolate Canberra Raiders players labelled their latest inept showing against Souths as ''embarrassing'' and assured fans they're sharing their pain after a ninth loss in 11 games. 

Jordan Rapana signs new one year deal with Canberra Raiders

Jordan Rapana has signed a new one year deal with the Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders 'comeback kid' Jordan Rapana has capped off a memorable week by re-signing with the club for next season. 

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. 

League

Kurt Baptiste set to debut with the Canberra Raiders

Jack Wighton trains with the Blues in the build-up to Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating another late selection shake-up, with former Brisbane Broncos hooker Kurt Baptiste set to make his club debut for Canberra from the bench.

League

Josh Papalii benched as Raiders look to rebound from Manly debacle

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's quest to retain his Queensland Origin jumper just got tougher after he was dropped to the bench for Saturday's clash with New Zealand at Eden Park.

League

Papalii, Shillington benched as Raiders seek redemption in NZ

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Queensland Origin representative forwards Josh Papalii and David Shillington have been dropped to the bench for the Canberra Raiders clash with New Zealand Warriors in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

League

Terry Campese backs Raiders star Josh Papalii to return to explosive best

Raiders forward Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese believes an impact role off the bench could suit Josh Papalii against the Warriors.

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Belconnen United coach Matt Britt hopes his injury has silver lining

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 Rookie Belconnen United coach Matt Britt is shattered injury has ended his playing hopes, but he need only look at his opposite number this week to know it may be a blessing in disguise. 

League

Raiders to renew Souths-Logan link

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders reacts after dropping the ball while attempting to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are set to revive their affiliation with the Queensland Cup.

League

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.

Rugby League

A good Knight for All Star Waddell

Travis Waddell

Jon Tuxworth Discarded Canberra Raiders hooker Travis Waddell is set to resurrect his NRL career at Newcastle after his surprise selection in the Indigenous All Stars squad on Wednesday.

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Furner labels raid by All Stars unfair

11th September 2012, Story by  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders media session at HQ this afternoon, Raiders coach David Furner fronts the media

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach David Furner will rally the NRL to limit the number of All Stars representatives from each club to three, branding the Raiders' massive representation as unfair.

League

Milford not right fit for Broncos: mentor

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders scores 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 Anthony Milford's mentor believes Brisbane would be throwing the Raider to the wolves if they recruit him for 2014.

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Dunemann pushes youth factor

8 April 2012, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Round six Toyota Cup rugby league. Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors at Canberra Stadium. Raiders.coach Andrew Dunemann.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders assistant coach Andrew Dunemann is set to apply for the vacant Cowboys post.

League

Dunemann quick to deal with upheaval

Sport- Raiders Caretaker coach Andrew Dunemann holds his first press conference in the role. Canberra times photo by Karleen Minney.  22nd August 2013.

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Interim Canberra Raiders coach Andrew Dunemann is adamant his team will not suffer from a week of turmoil.