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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Goulburn's Nathan Chappell keen to finish Australian adventure with premiership

Goulburn player Nathan Chappell.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn's English recruit Nathan Chappell earns a crust slaving away on building sites, but if he has his way he'll be paying the bills in the Super League next year.


Canberra Raiders consider welcoming halfback Sam Williams back to the fold

After a stint with the Dragons, Sam Williams could return to the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders could go back to the future in its quest to solve its playmaking dilemma.


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.


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''. 


Raiders skipper Terry Campese says wooden spoon 'my worst nightmare'

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth His childhood dream was to win a premiership with the Raiders, but Canberra skipper Terry Campese is now staring his ''worst nightmare'' in the face.  


Unwanted Canberra Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs on Melbourne Storm radar

On the outer: Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

Jon Tuxworth Unwanted Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs could reunite with former NSW Origin mentor Craig Bellamy at Melbourne.


Canberra Raiders embarrassed by Warriors as season hits new low

Sealed with a kiss: Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell scores against the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders centre Jarrod Croker described his side's display as ''garbage'' and ''embarrassing'' after a horror loss to the Warriors.

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McIntyre proud of Raiders legacy

Canberra Raiders chairman John McIntyre will step down as chairman from his duties.
The Canberra Times
31 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth John McIntyre has seen it all in three decades with his beloved club, writes Jon Tuxworth.


Raiders want a piece of Thursday night action

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth THEY'VE been shunned from the traditional free-to-air television coverage but the Raiders are preparing to launch a bid to bring Thursday night NRL to the capital.

Raiders eye a piece of Thursday night action

Sharks' season over after loss to Raiders (Thumbnail)

Jon Tuxworth IT HAS worked a treat in the NFL; now Canberra want to bring Thursday night football to the capital early next season.


Deans visits Raiders for a goss, not spot of poaching

SPORT - Raiders coach David Furner talks with Wallabies Coach Robbie Deans who dropped in at Raiders training . Bruce. Canberra                                                                                                                                                                                 31st January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth He's already lured Israel Folau to the dark side, and the sight of Wallabies coach Robbie Deans at Canberra Raiders training would normally incite panic at NRL HQ.


Storm insist Slater's late inclusion will only be a cameo

Billy Slater

Jon Tuxworth MELBOURNE are adamant they're not disrespecting the All Stars concept after admitting Billy Slater could be a late addition to their squad to play Canberra in a trial match at Geelong on Friday night.


Slater could have surprise run against Raiders

17 July 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. NRL. Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra Stadium. Canberra s Dane Tilse tackle s The Storm s Billy Slater. SPECIAL 1

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne is adamant it's not being disrespectful to the All Stars concept after admitting Billy Slater could be a late addition to the squad to play Canberra in a trial match at Geelong on Friday...

Rugby League

Weber on board with the Raiders

Rugby League team logo.
Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Terry Weber wants to help the Canberra Raiders take full advantage of the game's greater riches after joining the club's board.

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Corporates rally in bid to keep Papalii at Raiders

SPORT - Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs at Goulburn Workers Arena, Raiders Josh Papalii all smiles after a Raiders try. Goulburn .  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                             23rd  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra’s business community has rallied behind the Raiders quest to retain Josh Papalii, with three corporates willing to provide third party sponsorship to try and stop his defection to Parramatta.

Walters says he's ready to coach

Kevin Walters

Jon Tuxworth Kevin Walters says he would be ''silly'' not to put his hand up to be the next Canberra Raiders coach, adamant he's ready to lead an NRL club after a long apprenticeship under coaching greats.

Raiders mull China trip

David Shillington

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's desire to stage a match in China has been given a huge boost, with Manly expressing genuine interest in playing the Raiders there during the 2014 pre-season.


Berrigan takes 'simple approach'

Shaun Berrigan

Jon Tuxworth THE last time Shaun Berrigan started an NRL game at halfback, John Howard's reign as Prime Minister was nearing an end and Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend was rocketing up the charts.

Raiders, Manly in Shenzhen match-up


Jon Tuxworth Fifteen years after Super League wanted to take rugby league to China, the Canberra Raiders hope to do just that by playing Manly in a fully-fledged NRL premiership match there in 2014.

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Morgan's NZ ambition no concern to Raiders

21 Febrruary 2012.............Canberra Times Photo by LYN MILLS for Socials....................Raiders Season Launch.......John Bonasera and Justin Morgan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra boss Don Furner insists speculation linking assistant coach Justin Morgan to the Warriors head coach's job hasn't been discussed ahead of the Raiders' home final against Cronulla tomorrow.