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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby League

Rams squander a half-time lead to miss finals spot

Mitch Vincent scores a try for the Woden Valley Rams during the game against Belconnen United Scholars.

Jon Tuxworth The sight of Woden Valley skipper Josh Burns with his head in his hands after Saturday's loss to Belconnen United said it all.

Rugby League

Raiders' finals hopes take a hit as Fensom ruled out

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raiders player Shaun Fensom reacts after the Storms scored another try. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Shaun Fensom has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a thumb injury in a major blow to the NRL club's finals hopes.

Finals blow: Croker ruled out of Souths clash

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CANBERRA RAIDERS V CRONULLA SHARKS AT CANBERRA STADIUM.  Raiders player Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders pointscoring ace Jarrod Croker has been ruled out of Saturday's elimination final against Souths with a fractured cheekbone, in a massive blow to Canberra’s premiership hopes.

League

Finals pain yet to sink in: Croker

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CANBERRA RAIDERS V CRONULLA SHARKS AT CANBERRA STADIUM.  Raiders player Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth His busted cheekbone is painful enough, but Canberra centre Jarrod Croker expects the agony of missing tonight's final against South Sydney to finally hit home when his teammates take to the field.

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Croker kicks his finals demons

SPORT: Raiders v Roosters at Canberra stadium,Bruce. Raiders player Jarrod Croker kicks the winning goal.   7th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker's mental demons after missing that penalty goal in the 2010 finals are now dead and buried.

League

Champagne Campese keeps Raiders in finals hunt

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Jon Tuxworth Champagne Campese keeps Raiders in finals hunt

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League

Shortened finals likely after rain

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders Cup finals series is likely to be condensed by a week to accommodate Sunday's washed-out fixtures.

League

Raiders' finals hopes crushed

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Reece Robinson of the Raiders is tackled during the round 21 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium on July 29, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper David Shillington has challenged his side to adopt its trench warfare road formula at home after the Raiders were embarrassed 36-6 by Newcastle at Canberra Stadium yesterday.

League

Raiders' clean bill of finals health

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05:  Shaun Fensom of the Raiders celebrates his try with team mates Josh McCrone and Josh Papalii during the round 22 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium on August 5, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sometime this week, a hotel bill Don Furner didn’t budget for will land on his desk. But the Canberra Raiders boss won't care less after it helped them earn two priceless points against Brisbane this...

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Raiders halfback says he'll be right for finals

Sam Williams.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra halfback Sam Williams is adamant he will be fit for a potential Raiders finals campaign should he be ruled out of this Sunday’s final round clash with the Warriors.

League

Queanbeyan Roos replace offensive team song in time for major semi this weekend

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Jon Tuxworth The Queanbeyan Kangaroos has submitted a new "G-rated" victory song to the CRL.

League

Ricky Stuart warns Raiders are in no-win situation against weakened Sharks

Ricky Stuart shares the frustration of Raiders fans.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart concedes his side faces a "no-win situation" against Cronulla. 

League

Canberra Raiders' X-factors Jack Wighton and Edrick Lee provide ray of hope in dark season

Jarrod Croker and Edrick Lee of the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth There's something about Edrick Lee's swagger and ''aura'' that boosts the Raiders, says Jarrod Croker. 

Jaxson Taylor turns to West Belconnen 'family' after inferno

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen player Jaxson Taylor was left with a sole pair of football boots when his house burnt down, but had his room mate not woken him he may not be here to tell this story. 

League

St George Illawarra breaks Canberra 'hoodoo' with win over Raiders

Brett Morris celebrates his try with Dragons teammate Jack de Belin.

Jon Tuxworth Ding dong, the NRL’s biggest hoodoo is dead.

League

Ricky Stuart concedes Canberra Raiders squad not good enough

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart effectively conceded his squad was not strong enough to compete with the NRL’s best.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart effectively conceded his current squad isn’t good enough to compete with the best.

League

Goulburn eliminate West Belconnen in Canberra Raiders Cup semi

Goulburn and Belconnen players brawl at the end of Sunday’s match.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn coach Mick Picker believes it ''would be silly'' if disciplinary action is taken after their 16-10 elimination final win ended in punches at Goulburn Workers Arena on Sunday. 

League

Fractured skull rules out Canberra Raiders fullback Jordan Rapana for the season

Injured: Jordan Rapana's season is over after he suffered a fractured skull during Canberra's loss to the Dragons on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders' injury crisis has gone from bad to worse - fullback Jordan Rapana will miss the rest of the season with a fractured skull and stand-in captain Brett White will be out for at...

League

Canberra Raiders fade late as Parramatta Eels win in Darwin

Jarrod Croker comforts teammate Jordan Rapana.

Jon Tuxworth Late loss shows it's not all doom and gloom for the Raiders and coach Ricky Stuart.

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Raiders to stick with Ricky Stuart, says club boss

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has the full backing of the club, boss Don Furner says.

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. 

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