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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby League

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.

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

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.

League

Canberra Raiders player Jarrod Croker snubbed by PM's XIII selectors

Missed out: Jarrod Croker was not selected for the PM's XIII.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra centre Jarrod Croker has been snubbed again by representative selectors.

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League

Anthony Milford nominated for RLPA's top gong

Jon Tuxworth The Rugby League Players' Association has given Canberra Raiders fans another reminder of how much Anthony Milford's✓ departure will hurt by nominating him for its highest individual honour.

League

Departing Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford adamant he never second guessed move to Brisbane

Anthony Milford leaves the Raiders with positive memories.

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin Departing Canberra star Anthony Milford says he has never regretted deciding to move to Brisbane.

League

Canberra Raiders quartet chosen in Australia's Four Nations train-on squad

Jack of all trades, Raiders utility Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Despite finishing second last, some Canberra Raiders stars have something to smile about.

League

Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii takes baby steps in return to form

Josh Papalii has had a difficult year with the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii is getting ready for some sleepless nights.

League

What we learned: Raiders v Eels

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Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the Raiders' 33-20 win over the Eels at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

League

Canberra Raiders vice-captain Brett White to retire at end of season

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders vice-captain Brett White has announced he will retire at the end of the season. 

League

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.

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 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...

League

Greats back Raiders star Paul Vaughan to emulate Brenton Lawrence's rise

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Jon Tuxworth Former Country forward Andrew Ryan has backed Canberra's Paul Vaughan to make the same whirlwind progression as Manly's Brenton Lawrence, adamant big, fast and agile props will soon be the norm in...

League

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.

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

Josh Papalii benched as Raiders look to rebound from Manly debacle

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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.

League

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.

League

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.