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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Josh Papalii named in World Cup squad

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

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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.

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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'.

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.

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James Tedesco not fazed by Canberra Raiders confrontation

Tiger James Tedesco isn't worried about facing the Raiders this week.

Jon Tuxworth Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco knows he will cop some abuse against the Canberra Raiders this weekend.

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Anthony Milford to play for Queensland under-20s and bypass Samoa

Jon Tuxworth Queensland under-20s coach Kevin Walters has admitted he feels for Samoa after confirming Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford will bypass its crucial clash with Fiji on Saturday and play for the...

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McCrone urges Papalii to use Test dumping as spur

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12:  Josh Papalii of the Raiders looses the ball in a tackle during the round 6 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders utility Josh McCrone has urged teammate Josh Papalii to use his dumping from Australia's Test team as the spur to return to his explosive best.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Samoa coach Matt Parish calls for eligibility changes after Anthony Milford fiasco

Anthony Milford in action for the Queensland under-20s on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Samoa head coach Matt Parish believes the current representative eligibility rules could cripple the competitiveness of smaller nations.

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James Tedesco factbox

Jon Tuxworth JAMES TEDESCO

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James Tedesco vows to live up to hype at Canberra Raiders

Same job, new place: Raiders recruit James Tedesco.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders recruit James Tedesco has vowed to live up to the pressure to perform in Canberra.

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.

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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.

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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''.

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.

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Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa

Anthony Milford has been told by the Raiders to miss Samoa's clash with Fiji next month.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have told Anthony Milford he won't be playing for Samoa on May 3, with coach Ricky Stuart advising him to bypass the match to nurse a niggling medial ligament injury. 

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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.