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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Raiders to stick with Ricky Stuart, says club boss

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner insists coach Ricky Stuart has the full backing of the club and will be given the full term of his three year deal to turn the embattled club around. 


Canberra Raiders chairman Allan Hawke spills the beans

In for the long haul: Raiders' chairman Allan Hawke.

Jon Tuxworth Will things change under the leadership of new Raiders chairman Allan Hawke? He speaks candidly to Jon Tuxworth.

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Raiders out to restore 'fortress' Canberra Stadium

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has implored his side to avoid complacency to snap their horror home streak. 


Canberra Raiders win battle against AFL but fans have little to cheer

Josh Papalii drops the ball against the Knights.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne The Raiders have slumped to a record sixth consecutive home defeat at Canberra Stadium, the club’s worst losing streak at home since its inception in 1982.


Raiders look to Perth as cash cow

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have revived talks to take a home game to Perth next season.


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' split personality befuddles fans

9thSeptember 2012, Canberra Times Photo by Karleen Minney. Raiders V Sharks Quarter final. Raiders celebrate

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are the NRL's Jekyll and Hyde team. About as predictable as next week's Lotto numbers.

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Raiders star backs fixture

COFFS HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Sam Williams of Country runs the ball during the Origin match between City and Country at BCU International Stadium on April 21, 2013 in Coffs Harbour, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth and Michael Chammas Sam Williams has made an impassioned plea for the embattled City-Country fixture to be spared the axe, declaring he would be angry if it was scrapped.


Canberra pitches for centenary Anzac Test

120815 SPORT/NEWS Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by Chris Wilson. Announcement of an ARL test match to be played in Canberra for the Centenary next year to be played at Canberra Stadium between the Kangaroos and New Zealand. At the announcement, L to R, Raiders captain and Australian represntative player, David Shillington, Kangaroos coach, Tim Sheens, ARLC interim Chief Executive, Shane Mttiske and ACT Sports Minister, Andrew Barr.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT government is bidding to bring a rugby league Test match back to the capital.

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Raiders aim for afternoon games

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders hope the Saturday afternoon 'experiment' pays off with bigger crowds.


It's time to nail your lime green colours to the mast Raiders fans


Jon Tuxworth Cast your mind back to round 19. The Canberra Raiders, coming off a clinical 40-12 win in Melbourne, were trudging off Canberra Stadium in despair down 22-4 to Gold Coast at half-time.


We need our fans now more than ever: Furner

1 March 2012, sport, story by Lee Gaskin, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Canberra Raiders full back Josh Dugan officially re-signs a two-year deal with the club. Raiders chief executive Don Furner speaks to the media.

Jon Tuxworth Their home crowds are the lowest in the NRL - as low as they've been in more than a decade - and last year's form slump even prompted some fans to return their membership cards to Raiders...

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Raiders still searching for respect

Canberra Raiders Captain David Shillington addresses the media before the Captains Run on the Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders have heard all the unsavoury tags they've been given this week: dark horses; a team merely making up the numbers; even the NRL's answer to Steven Bradbury, still 'skating on' because the...


Riding the Raiders' rollercoaster

Riding the Raiders' rollercoaster

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth Grip tight Raiders fans. Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times. Graph Canberra’s past eight seasons and the Green Machine resembles a rollercoaster.


Time for Raiders, and their fans, to have a roof over their heads

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth IF ANYONE needed to be convinced about the ACT Government's decision to build a rectangular stadium with a roof by the end of the decade, the Canberra Raiders' NRL opener answered any lingering...