Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Rugby League

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

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

Canberra Raiders' Brett White and Paul Vaughan stand up for World Cup

Brett White playing for Ireland at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop Brett White has branded criticism of the World Cup as ''closed minded'.

Rugby League

Josh Papalii named in World Cup squad

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Josh Papalii during the Raiders Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium.  9 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's remarkable rise is complete after he was named in Australia's 24-man World Cup squad.

League

From Seiffert Oval, Gordon eyes World Cup

Jon Tuxworth Playing in front of a few diehards at Seiffert Oval is far removed from the lofty heights of a World Cup.

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.

League

Canberra Raiders forward Shaun Fensom could handle Origin: Parish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra and NSW Origin assistant coach Matt Parish believes Shaun Fensom is capable of breaking into the Blues side this year, labelling the Raiders lock ''the sort of player NSW could use''.

League

Canberra Raiders to keep faith in outside back stocks

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are likely to resist recruiting outside back reinforcements, despite Edrick Lee's injury.

League

Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii set to bring down North Queensland Cowboys

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:59 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Three months ago, Josh Papalii and North Queensland's stars were teammates.

League

Canberra Raiders doctor would back prescription drug ban

Raiders doctor Wilson Lo, left.

Jon Tuxworth Wilson Lo believes the NRL is poised to ban controversial prescription drugs completely.

Rugby League

Cornish impressive in trial as Raiders see off Storm without injuries

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart was only concerned with one number after Saturday's 20-12 trial win in Melbourne - zero injuries.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders doctor Wilson Lo backs move to bring independent doctors

Wilson Lo.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra doctor supports NRL plan to appoint independent doctors to assess players for concussion.

Rugby League

Terry Campese set for switch as Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart weighs attack

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Terry Campese
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:12 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra back-rower Josh Papalii has hinted chief playmaker Terry Campese is likely to shift to the right edge as the Raiders prepare for a major overhaul of their attacking spine.

League

Canberra Raiders still strong despite David Shillington injury, says Brett White

Jon Tuxworth Brett White has backed the Raiders' front row to lift should injured prop David Shillington miss the start of the season.

Rugby League

David Shillington set to miss Canberra Raiders' season opener

David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington is set to miss the season-opener against North Queensland on March 8, with scans on a rib cartilage injury on Monday expected to confirm he'll be sidelined for...

England prop Lee Mossop eyes round 10 for debut with Parramatta Eels

Lee Mossop

James Macsmith, Jon Tuxworth England prop Lee Mossop has revealed he won't be fit to make his Parramatta debut until mid-season as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

League

Jack Wighton to wear No.6 for Canberra Raiders

Sport
Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton will be given his chance to stake a claim for the Raiders' No.6 jersey.

League

Jarrod Croker backs Ricky Stuart's call to keep star Raiders out of Nines firing line

Jon Tuxworth Canberra centre Jarrod Croker has defended the club's decision to field a weakened Auckland Nines side.

League

Take us to the top, boys: Campese

SPORT: Raiders v Warriors at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raiders players Edrick Lee scores in the winning try. 13th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese has urged the club's other exciting youngsters to join Edrick Lee and commit long term.

League

Canberra Raiders' youngsters can use Cup as proving ground: Ricky Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Anthony Milford from the Raiders in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart wants star rookies Paul Vaughan and Anthony Milford to show their quality at the World Cup.

Anthony Milford could be Canberra Raiders 'million dollar man'

Canberra Raiders player Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raiders fullback Clinton Schifcofske believes Anthony Milford has the potential to become one of the NRL’s next "million dollar men".