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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Raiders fail to fire in loss to Brisbane Broncos

Jon Tuxworth Canberra proved why it's been aggressively chasing big-name recruits after a stuttering attacking display in a 28-4 home loss to Brisbane on Monday night.

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Ferguson going nowhere: McCrone

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Raiders player Blake Ferguson high fives school children during training.
The Canberra Times
15 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone is confident Blake Ferguson will be wearing a green jersey next season.

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Inspired Morris heaps woe on listless Raiders

Josh Morris

Jon Tuxworth Ben Barba might be glancing at the exit, but Josh Morris proved life without him at Canterbury would not be doom and gloom with a superb fullback's display in Saturday's victory in Canberra.

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Milford keeps his options open

Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders rookie Anthony Milford admits his future at the club hinges heavily on who coaches the side next year.

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Raiders v Bulldogs - what we learned

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Canterbury Bulldogs player Josh Morris off loads during the game against the Raiders player.
The Canberra Times
17 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Five talking points from the Bulldogs' 28-16 win over the Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

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Furner blasts Raiders after third straight loss

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Canterbury Bulldogs celebrate during the game against  the Raiders player Jack Wighton.
The Canberra Times
17 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach David Furner has questioned his side’s mental strength under adversity after Saturday’s 28-16 loss to Canterbury.

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Barba's rise built on Dogs' failed bid for Dugan

Josh Dugan.

Jon Tuxworth He's lit up the NRL this year like few before him, but Ben Barba may never have exploded at fullback had Bulldogs coach Des Hasler succeeded in luring Canberra star Josh Dugan to Belmore.

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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' destiny lies in own hands

Canberra Raiders Players celebrate after Earl Sandor scores a try in the game against Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Win their final round match next week in New Zealand, and the Raiders will play finals.

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Shillo gives up Raiders secrets

9 August 2012. Sport. Journalist Chris Wilson.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Canberra Raiders player David Shillington shows the sponsors on the team's uniforms during an announcement for the 2013 sponsors of the Raiders at Raiders HQ.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders skipper David Shillington's blueprint on how the Green Machine dismantled the Melbourne and Canterbury juggernauts.

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Foster's all-star inspiration

Jake Foster.

Jon Tuxworth Raider recruit Jake Foster's Indigenous All Stars selection was tinged with sadness.

Raiders and Canterbury to meet in preview match

Raiders player David Shillington.

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

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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.

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Broncos should take risk on Dugan

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth Brisbane legend Steve Renouf believes the Broncos should take a ''calculated risk'' on Josh Dugan.

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Milford's rise gives Raiders new option

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders is congratulated after scoring a try during the round 17 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium on July 7, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Raiders considering Milford as utility fullback for rest of the year after "Ben Barba-like" performance.

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Stuart lauds livewire Milford

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders is tackled during the round 19 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium on July 20, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart says the Raiders could do worse than give Julia Gillard's old keys to The Lodge to Anthony Milford.

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McCrone won't flee Raiders

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Canberra Raiders player Josh McCrone in action during the game against Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium. 
20 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone's manager has quashed speculation his client could seek a release to join Brisbane.

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Milford not right fit for Broncos: mentor

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders scores a try during the round 20 match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford's mentor believes Brisbane would be throwing the Raider to the wolves if they recruit him for 2014.

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Down to the bottom line as Dugan makes up his mind

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA are growing more confident by the day of re-signing Josh Dugan after the star fullback gave every indication yesterday he doesn't plan on going anywhere.