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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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

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


Canberra Raiders' five-eighth Jack Wighton thrives on Ricky Stuart's backing

Jack Wighton

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton has credited the unconditional backing of coach Ricky Stuart for helping him ‘’bury some demons’’ in Sunday’s 26-20 win at Newcastle.


Shaun Fensom commits to another three years with Canberra Raiders

Staying: Shaun Fensom of the Raiders runs with the ball during the round two NRL match with the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom has re-signed with the club for three more years.


Tuggeranong coach backs youngsters against star-studded Bulls

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin may have former Canberra Raiders stars Lincoln Withers and David Howell, but Tuggeranong believes the junior development it prides itself on is ready to bear fruit this season.


Gungahlin win fuels hope of Canberra Raiders Cup resurgence

Tuggeranong Bushrangers vs Gungahlin Bulls at Greenway Oval.
Bulls Aidan Greenwood
Filed: Saturday, 26 April 2014 5:14:04 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth Former NRL stars Lincoln Withers and David Howell have signed up, but it was a young halfback who showed he could be the most important new peg in a potential Gungahlin resurgence. 


Slide in club memberships throws Canberra Raiders

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raiders fans brave the cold conditions.. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders have talked up a new culture but fans are still to be convinced.

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Raiders Mitch Cornish and Jack Wighton want to be next long-term halves combination

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Mitch Cornish and Jack Wighton are set to play in the halves for the first trial
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish says he and Jack Wighton have their sights set on forging the Raiders' next long-term halves combination.

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Trim David Shillington keen to flex muscle for Canberra Raiders

Canberra Times socials- Menslink Breakfast. Photo by Lyn Mills.  September 2013. Dave and Sonia Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth He may have stepped down from the Canberra Raiders leadership group, but David Shillington is ''excited'' about taking on extra responsibility at home as he awaits the arrival of his first child.


NRL: Raiders confident of warding off Shaun Fensom suitors

SPORT  - Raiders two time best and fairest winner Shaun Fensom , Bruce  Canberra.                                                              28th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are hopeful Shaun Fensom's future will be resolved within the next few days.


Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese '100 per cent' for NRL round one against North Queensland Cowboys

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists Terry Campese is ''100 per cent'' fit for round one.


Fiery Gallen accuses Papalii of 'dog shot'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Josh Papalii of the Raiders looks to offload during the Second NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen accused Canberra’s Josh Papalii of a ‘‘dog shot’’ in an explosive aftermath to the Raiders' 34-16 win at Canberra Stadium.

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Dugan gives surgery the cold shoulder

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Dugan has vowed to put surgery on the backburner, even if it means playing next season with his badly busted shoulder.


Berrigan makes it official: he'll be Raidering on next year

11th September 2012, Story by  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders media session at HQ this afternoon, Raiders super sub Shaun Berrigan waits his turn

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders veteran Shaun Berrigan has quashed retirement rumours by declaring himself a certain starter for the club next year.

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McIlwrick sets bar high for Raiders

Sport. At Raiders HQ, Bruce, player, Matt McIlwrick, in the gym.  November 30th. 2012  Photo Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Ask Matt McIlwrick about Canberra's torrid pre-season and he uses words like ''fun'' and ''enjoyable''.

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Thompson's bid to help a mate

Raiders player Joel Thomson

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Joel Thompson is auctioning off sports memorabilia, including Raiders skipper Terry Campese's NSW and Australia jerseys, a Ricky Ponting Twenty20 outfit and an Everton shirt worn by...


Croker confident knee injury won't hinder start to NRL season

News. Cricketer Usman Khawaja who will be playing for the chairmans XI later this week and is big Canberra Raiders fan was presented with a signed jersey today. (player pictured are Sam Williams, left, and Jarrod Croker) 5th December 2012. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA RAIDERS centre Jarrod Croker is confident he will be fit for round one, despite admitting he initially feared the worst after suffering a knee injury against Melbourne on Friday night.

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Canberra looks forward to downing Dogs

SPORT - Canberra Raiders captain's run at Bruce Stadium, Michael Picker during training , Bruce .  Canberra.                         22nd  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The last time they met, Canberra ended a dominant Canterbury winning streak with a performance just as authoritative.


Canberra keeps its focus on Panthers

SPORT - Canberra Raiders training at Bruce HQ, Sam Williams walks past a stuck on picture of Penrith players , Bruce  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                                   28th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth This picture proves the Panthers are already squarely in the Canberra Raiders' firing line 10 days out from their round one clash.


Dugan, Croker boost side for Panthers test

Jarrod Croker

Jon Tuxworth Fullback Josh Dugan and centre Jarrod Croker set to play in Raiders season-opener.

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Basics to fire Canberra

Sandor Earl at Raiders' training on Friday morning. 
22 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Chris Wilson, Jon Tuxworth In terms of NRL attacking football, the scoreboard makes it look like popguns at 10 paces.