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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Judiciary could decide Papalii's Origin fate

Jon Tuxworth A moment of madness could cost Josh Papalii a maiden Queensland jersey after he was placed on report in Canberra’s 30-18 win over Brisbane at Canberra Stadium on Monday night.

Raiders confident over judiciary prospects

Terry Campese of the Raiders shapes to pass

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are supremely confident Josh Papalii’s Origin hopes won’t be derailed by the judiciary after the back rower was placed on report in the dying seconds of Canberra’s 30-18 win over...

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Judiciary lifts ban on Raiders debutant

Raiders player Jack Wighton trains yesterday. Wighton is free to make his NRL debut against the Titans this Saturday after having his high tackle charge downgraded at the judiciary on Wednesday night.

Jon Tuxworth Boom youngster Jack Wighton will make his NRL debut for Canberra this Saturday after the Raiders successfully contested a grade-two dangerous throw charge at the judiciary last night.


Queanbeyan Roo in danger of missing Country Championships through suspension

Queanbeyan Kangaroos forward Adam Pearce.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos forward Adam Pearce cited for the use of offensive or obscene language toward a match official.


Raider David Shillington welcomes tough line on dangerous tackles

Canberra player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington has applauded the NRL's tough new stance on cannonball and crusher tackles.

Canberra Raiders star Shaun Fensom faces one-week ban for dangerous tackle

Raiders star Shaun Fensom has been suspended for one match.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders forward pack has been further decimated before Sunday's home clash against Gold Coast, with lock Shaun Fensom facing a one match ban after being charged with grade two dangerous...


Canberra Raiders ready to fight back against South Sydney Rabbitohs

Jarrod Croker dressed as a viking for a TV promotion.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are preparing for Souths to adopt a siege mentality in Sydney on Sunday.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders stars would back NRL lifting tackle ban

Raiders star Dane Tilse said the game would  survive without the lifting tackle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra forwards Dane Tilse and Paul Vaughan have thrown their support behind calls for the NRL to ban lifting tackles in the wake of the career-ending injury to Newcastle's Alex McKinnon. 


Canberra Raiders welcome back Joel Edwards for Storm NRL clash

Jack Wighton has the backing of his teammates to continue at five-eighth.

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker says he's excited to be playing outside of young gun Jack Wighton.

Rugby League

Henry the man to lead Raiders revival: Ryan

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Neil Henry the coach of the Cowboys speaks to the media in the post match press conference t the end of the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth Rugby league coaching great Warren Ryan insists Neil Henry is the ''ideal'' man to lead the Canberra Raiders out of their darkest days.


In a nutshell: Penrith v Canberra

30 July 2012. Sport. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Coach David Furner at Raiders' recovery at CISAC today.


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach David Furner has often questioned why his team has lost the penalty count in most games this season, even after big wins.


'Ugly' Raiders pretty to watch for Furner

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Josh McCrone of the Raiders offloads the ball during the round 23 NRL match between the Penrith Panters and the Canberra Raiders at Centrebet Stadium on August 12, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth After its crushing home loss to Gold Coast a month ago, you wouldn’t have backed Canberra to play finals with someone else’s money. Don't write them off yet, though.

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Home away from home: Raiders consider another hotel stay

David Furner

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are considering heading into camp again before Saturday's home clash against the Roosters after the left-field move worked wonders against Brisbane two weeks ago.

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Woolford helps 'Tongan Tornado' case

14   April  2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Belconnen United Scholars player Tsai Tui heads to the goal posts to score against the Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Northbourne Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Belconnen United will use a character reference from Canberra Raiders legend Simon Woolford to help ''cleanskin'' prop Tsai Tui beat a high-tackle charge and play in Sunday's grand final against...

Rugby League

Hawke fumes over cleanskin Tui's grand final ban

14   April  2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Belconnen United Scholars player Tsai Tui heads to the goal posts to score against the Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Northbourne Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Belconnen coach John Hawke believes the Canberra Raiders Cup judiciary system is in need of review, describing the decision to suspend prop Tsai Tui from this Sunday's grand final as ''harsh''.


Dog put down for Slater attack

James Graham

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth James Graham committed one of the ''grubbiest acts'' in rugby league by biting Billy Slater's ear in the grand final and the NRL judiciary needs to ensure it never happens again, Canberra prop Brett...

Furious Furner slams referees over non-calls


Jon Tuxworth Canberra chief executive Don Furner has launched a stinging attack on the refereeing in Sunday's loss to Newcastle, after whistle-blowers Brett Suttor and Gerard Sutton were dumped from officiating...


Campo starts but Raiders still at sixes and sevens

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Terry Campese of the Raiders looks on from the bench during the round seven NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese’s promotion to the starting line-up was supposed to stabilise the Canberra Raiders.


All-in brawl mars Tigers' Holden Cup win


Jon Tuxworth A handful of under-20 players are facing hefty suspensions after an ugly all-in brawl in Wests Tigers' 36-24 Holden Cup win over Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown on Saturday night.

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Rugby League

Raiders slam ‘niggly’ Tigers over brawl

Raiders U20.

Jon Tuxworth The frosty under-20s rivalry between Canberra and Wests Tigers is reaching breaking point.