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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Raiders unlikely to lobby NRL for salary cap relief

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are unlikely to lobby the NRL again to be granted a salary cap exemption despite their outside back crisis worsening with a hamstring injury to Brenko Lee. 

League

Raiders star Jarrod Croker backs call for second-tier salary cap changes

Raiders centre Jarrod Croker is disappointed he won't get a chance to play alongside Jeremy Hawkins this weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker says it is "devastating" Jeremy Hawkins won't make his NRL debut.

Salary cap woes: seven clubs fined for breaches and Raiders plan quick appeal

Sami Sauiluma.

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin Canberra have been fined more than $350,000 for salary cap breaches in the past eight years after the club was slugged with a $144,393 infringement notice for 2012.

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Canberra joins growing chorus of discontent over salary-cap restrictions

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are dangerously close to emulating Penrith's second-tier salary-cap turmoil.

League

Boycott over salary cap would punish fans: Shillington

Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington insists boycotting flagship events should be a last resort, despite the players' growing frustration that a salary cap still hasn't been resolved for next year.

League

Canberra Raider Reece Robinson to resolve his future soon, says manager

Reece Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders winger Reece Robinson has attracted solid interest from rival clubs.

League

Canberra Raiders' Reece Robinson gets late reprieve for Gold Coast Titans clash

Reece Robinson is off contract at the end of the season and must seize his chance to prove his long-term worth.

Jon Tuxworth The salary cap drama which cost Canberra Raiders rookie Jeremy Hawkins a debut has given Reece Robinson a chance to play for his future.

League

Jeremy Hawkins to debut for Canberra Raiders against Gold Coast

Canberra Raiders debutant Jeremy Hawkins.

Jon Tuxworth Hawkins joins Mitch Cornish, Shannon Boyd, Matt Allwood and Brenko Lee on Raiders' 2014 debutant list.

Saturday Serve

NRL's X-Factor stars like Todd Carney seem drawn to scandal

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Jon Tuxworth Todd Carney. Josh Dugan. Blake Ferguson. Joel Monaghan. What do they all have in common?

League

NRL boss David Smith assures Canberra Raiders junior concessions are coming

Staying positive: Brett White (left), with Shaun Fensom, says the Raiders will continue to fight.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are confident junior player concessions will be included in the salary cap by next season after NRL boss David Smith reassured them he intends to honour his promise in Canberra...

League

NRL boss David Smith opens door to junior development concessions for Raiders

Dave Smith says junior development concessions could be introduced.

Jon Tuxworth NRL boss David Smith has given the best indication yet that junior development concessions will be introduced, admitting the issue ''has been a loose end'' he wants to address by the end of the year.

League

What we learnt: Raiders v Sea Eagles

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Raiders players look dejected after conceding a try during the round 8 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval on April 27, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the clash between the Canberra Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles.

League

Mitch Cornish not out to be Canberra Raiders saviour

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish admits the pressure from Raiders fans to be the side's saviour once consumed him. 

League

Dragons in talks to sign Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Another big-name Canberra Raider could sign with St George Illawarra within weeks.

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League

Cornish to make long-awaited NRL debut

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth If his mother had her way, Mitch Cornish would idolise Harry Kewell, not Ricky Stuart or Laurie Daley.

League

Canberra Raiders close in on James Tedesco and Michael Ennis

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco is in the Raiders' sights.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are closing in on two of their key recruitment targets, with Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco and Canterbury captain Michael Ennis both in their sights.

Canberra Raiders sign James Tedesco, but miss out on Kevin Proctor

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been touted as a future star.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have signed star Wests Tigers star James Tedesco on a three-season deal from 2015. 

League

Raiders won't ask NRL to investigate Milford's Brisbane deal

Canberra fullback Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders chairman Allan Hawke says the club has no plans to approach the NRL to express any concerns over whether Anthony Milford's Brisbane contract will be part of their Broncos salary cap...

Rugby League

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

Canberra Times - Sport - 2014 February 1 -
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.

League

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.