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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

Ricky Stuart concedes Canberra Raiders squad not good enough

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart effectively conceded his squad was not strong enough to compete with the NRL’s best.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart effectively conceded his current squad isn’t good enough to compete with the best.

League

Allan Langer urges Brisbane Broncos to take punt on Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford in halves

Brisbane-bound Raider Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Brisbane great Allan Langer has urged the Broncos to take a punt on Anthony Milford at five-eighth.

League

Canberra Raiders in danger of worst home record in club history

Josh McCrone is primed for a big game against the Rabbitohs.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are in danger of finishing with the worst home record in club history and erasing the 1982 wooden spooners from the history books. 

League

Manager of off-contract Mitch Cornish bides his time for contract talks

Young Raiders gun Mitch Cornish is off contract at the end of next year.

Jon Tuxworth The manager of Canberra Raiders youngster Mitch Cornish says he doesn't plan on starting contract extension talks with the club ''until the timing's right''. 

League

Canberra Raiders keen to re-sign Jarrod Croker

Jarrod Croker is a priority re-signing for the Raiders.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will make re-signing centre Jarrod Croker beyond next season a priority.

League

Raiders star Jarrod Croker backs call for second-tier salary cap changes

Raiders centre Jarrod Croker is disappointed he won't get a chance to play alongside Jeremy Hawkins this weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker says it is "devastating" Jeremy Hawkins won't make his NRL debut.

Josh Papalii back for Canberra Raiders, Joel Edwards rested

Josh Papalii at Raiders training.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders representative star Josh Papalii has been named to make his comeback from injury in a major boost before Saturday afternoon's crucial home clash with Newcastle Knights.

Rugby League

Milford may have to wait for Origin debut: Maroons skipper

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.

League

Anthony Milford 'can't have his cake and eat it too', selector says of Maroons, Samoa decision

Raider Anthony Milford will play for the Queensland under-20s team.

Jon Tuxworth Queensland and Australia selector Des Morris says flaws in representative eligibility laws need to be addressed.

League

Mitch Cornish not out to be Canberra Raiders saviour

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish admits the pressure from Raiders fans to be the side's saviour once consumed him. 

League

Greats back Jack Wighton to emulate Laurie Daley at five-eighth

Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Jack Wighton says he'd love to pick Laurie Daley's brain on his potential switch from centre to five-eighth.

League

Raiders rookies out to avoid trouble

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Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli is adamant Friday's cut-throat semi-final against Wests Tigers won't be marred by violence.

League

Papalii no token pick: Sheens

Sport. Raiders captain's run at West Belconnen. Josh Papalii. July 19th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Jon Tuxworth Axed Raiders coach David Furner has campaigned for the inclusion of Josh Papalii in Australia's World Cup squad.

Rugby League

Josh Papalii's family has faith in their boy for World Cup

Sport. Canberra Raiders and Kangaroos representative player, Josh
Papalii's family at their Weetangerra home, will gather to watch him
play in the World Cup match on Saturday on TV. L to R rear, father
Patrick, brother, John, mother Luama and sisters, Crystal, left and
Tina. November 28th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Jon Tuxworth It was Josh Papalii's father, Patrick, who urged him to choose Australia over New Zealand. But Patrick Papalii couldn't convince Anthony Milford to remain at the Raiders long term.

League

NZ will not let Milford slip through its fingers

1 May 2012. Sport. Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Raiders Under 18 players Tony Milford and Jared McIlwrick will play in the team against Balmain in the SG Ball Grand Final.

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford could be the next player caught in a tug-of-war between Australia and New Zealand, with the Canberra Raiders whiz kid set to earn selection for the Junior Kiwis next month.

League

Ferguson, Shillo named in Australian train-on squad

Blake Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra star Blake Ferguson has been rewarded for a stellar season by being named in Australia’s train-on squad for the Test match against New Zealand at Townsville on October 13.

Rugby League

Papalii a Kiwi, and here's the evidence

Josh Papalii playing for the Queensland Under 18s in 2010

Jon Tuxworth This is the document which proves Josh Papalii's long-term ambition to play for New Zealand.

League

Earl re-signs with Raiders, but rep decision looms

Sandor Earl.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra star Sandor Earl is bracing himself to make ''a hard decision'' between his Origin dream or playing on the international stage should England approach him before next year's World Cup.

League

Boycott over salary cap would punish fans: Shillington

Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington insists boycotting flagship events should be a last resort, despite the players' growing frustration that a salary cap still hasn't been resolved for next year.