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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Raiders prove they can cope without Campo


Jon Tuxworth Never before has Friday the 13th been so terrifying for Raiders fans. When Terry Campese was carried off Suncorp Stadium clutching his knee in agony on Friday, April 13, most wrote off Canberra's...


Raiders confident of win without Williams, Dugan

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth THEY have overcome plenty of injury adversity this season, and the Canberra Raiders are confident they can win without Josh Dugan and Sam Williams when they play for a home final against the Warriors...

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Raiders suffer double blow

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Josh Dugan of the Raiders is attended to 
by trainers after a high tackle by Anthony Minichiello of the Roosters during 
the round 24 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at 
Canberra Stadium on August 18, 2012 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt 


Jon Tuxworth THEY have overcome plenty of adversity this season, and the Canberra Raiders are confident they can do so again without Josh Dugan and Sam Williams against the Warriors.


Carney helps Cornish kickstart a promising career

Mitch Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth Toyota Cup FORMER Canberra star Todd Carney has been a pivotal figure in honing the game of a youngster the Raiders believe could be just as exciting.


Shillington downplays knee incident

Jarrod Croker

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper David Shillington insists the club holds no grudges against Cronulla's Jayson Bukuya, despite his accidental knee potentially ending Raiders star Jarrod Croker's season.


Dugan set to take Raiders' kicking duties

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas Josh Dugan has put his hand up to take over Canberra's goal-kicking duties and Raiders legend Clinton Schifcofske believes the pressure could inspire the fullback to return to his devastating best in...

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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.


Stopping Inglis our top task: Shillington

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs offloads the ball during the Second NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at AAMI Park on September 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders launched 'Operation Stop GI' at training yesterday in a desperate attempt to break Greg Inglis's stranglehold over them before tonight's semi-final against Souths.

Rugby League

Reality check for young Raiders

Canberra Raiders v Warriors at Canberra Stadium. Toyota Cup Qualifying Final 2. 
Warriors player, Trent Bishop is tackled  by Raiders player, Uiti Baker.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Toyota Cup coach Andrew Dunemann believes his side's ''ugly'' implosion against Canterbury a month ago could be the defining moment which propels the Raiders to the premiership.

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.


Papalii helping Milford find feet in Canberra

Anthony Milford at Raiders HQ.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra whiz kid Anthony Milford was once so crippled by homesickness, he seriously considered heading back to Brisbane.


Proud history to live up to

Under 20s halfback Mitch Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth A photograph of Canberra's 2008 Toyota Cup premiership side hangs proudly in the office of Raiders development officer David Hamilton.


Keep Sam at any cost: Kimmorley

Sam Williams

Jon Tuxworth BRETT KIMMORLEY has urged Canberra to move heaven and earth to re-sign Sam Williams, insisting his emergence has ended the Raiders' decade-long halfback search.


Raiders young guns demolish Dragons

Mitchell Cornish

Jon Tuxworth EDRICK LEE enhanced his growing cult figure status with a fine display in Canberra's 44-16 preliminary final demolition of St George Illawarra yesterday.


Kiwi Papalii set to ditch New Zealand

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22:  John Papalii of the Raiders makes a break during the round 20 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Toyota Stadium on July 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Queensland has firmed as favourite to beat New Zealand in their battle over Josh Papalii, with the Canberra Raiders star tipped to pledge his allegiance to the Maroons by as soon as Monday.


Payten's past has no place in plan to punt his old team

Todd Payten

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra player Todd Payten is plotting to bring down the Raiders in Sunday's under-20s grand final, but the rookie coach has criticised the manner in which Tim Sheens's messy departure has...


Raiders' future in safe hands

26 September 2012.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Canberra Raiders U-20's player Edrick Lee at Raiders HQ.

Jon Tuxworth Meet the Toyota Cup grand final players who'll become first grade stars


Bradley brothers reach the big stage

Joe Bradley.

Jon Tuxworth He's preparing for a brutal football battle tomorrow, but Canberra Toyota Cup star Joe Bradley insists his courage pales in comparison to his dancer brother Tom.


Canberra's Cropper out to avoid repeat

Australian Schoolboys player Jeremy Cropper in action against England Schoolboys.

Jon Tuxworth Wests Tigers have already won a title at his expense this season, and Canberra Toyota Cup forward Jeremy Cropper is determined not to re-live that heartbreak tomorrow.


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.