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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Raiders unlikely to lobby NRL for salary cap relief

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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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. Andrew Dunemann.

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


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.


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.


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.


Make it count: Fensom's advice to club juniors

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Shaun Fensom of the Raiders holds aloft the winners trophy after winning the Under 20's Toyota Cup Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on October 5, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA star Shaun Fensom has urged the Raiders Toyota Cup side to treat today's grand final as their sole career opportunity to win a premiership.

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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.

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Waddell urged to seize the moment

The Canberra Raiders train at the club's headquarters in Bruce. Hooker Travis Waddell.

Jon Tuxworth Former Raiders skipper Alan Tongue has urged Travis Waddell to seize his chance when the NRL's least experienced starting hooker clashes with the best dummy-half in the game, Melbourne's Cameron...

Tongue urges rookie Waddell to walk tall in No.9 jersey

Travis Waddell

Jon Tuxworth FORMER Canberra skipper Alan Tongue has urged Travis Waddell to seize his chance when the NRL's least experienced starting hooker clashes with the best dummy-half in the game, Melbourne's Cameron...

Smith backs Raiders rake to make the grade

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith has endorsed Canberra's Travis Waddell as an NRL-standard hooker, backing him to resurrect his career this season.


Bronco on the radar

Raiders target Dane Gagai

Jon Tuxworth Canberra is hopeful Dane Gagai's strong relationship with Raiders development officer David Hamilton will be the ace up their sleeve in their battle to sign the discarded Bronco.


Sending boys to do a man's job

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders development manager David Hamilton fears they could be in danger of ''finishing some careers sooner than they should be'' should Toyota Cup talent continue to be rushed into first...


Raiders eye versatile Tigers star Moltzen to boost playing stocks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17:  Tim Moltzen of the Tigers in action scoring during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters at Leichhardt Oval on June 17, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have confirmed their interest in luring controversial utility Tim Moltzen to the club should his contract negotiations break down with Wests Tigers.