Jon Tuxworth

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What we learned: Dragons v Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Five things we learned from the Canberra Raiders' win against St George-Illawarra on Saturday night.

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Raiders get revenge on Dugan

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Josh Dugan of the Dragons is hit in a high tackle 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 When a groggy Josh Dugan staggered off late in Canberra's 22-18 win over St George Illawarra, the irony was lost on no-one.

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Raiders beat the Dragons? It's a certainty

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Jarrod Croker of the Raiders is tackled 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 Death, taxes and the Canberra Raiders beating the St George Illawarra Dragons. It's fast becoming that certain.

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Raiders continue dominance over Dragons

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth When a groggy Josh Dugan staggered off late in Canberra’s 22-18 win over St George Illawarra, the irony was lost on no-one.

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Dragons warn Raiders over Williams

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra has threatened to withdraw its offer to out-of-favour Canberra halfback Sam Williams.

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In a nutshell: Raiders v Knights

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra has established itself as one of the best frontrunners in the NRL and has only won one game from behind this year. It never looked like changing that statistic yesterday.

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Edwards will add mongrel to Raiders: Tallis

Joel Edwards

Jon Tuxworth NEWCASTLE Knights firebrand Joel Edwards will provide ‘‘a bit of starch’’ to Canberra’s pack when he joins the Raiders next season, former NRL hardman Gorden Tallis has predicted.

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Tilse could miss first-born's arrival to help Raiders win

Dane Tilse.

Jon Tuxworth He's excitedly awaiting the biggest moment of his life, but Dane Tilse is willing to risk not being there for his firstborn child's arrival so he can help the Raiders keep their season alive at...

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Big hitters to make an impact

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Knights training at Balance Oval, Mayfield. Picture shows Joel Edwards.
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Jon Tuxworth They've played just 79 games between them, but former skipper Alan Tongue believes the Canberra Raiders will boast the NRL's two biggest hitters in Josh Papalii and Joel Edwards next season.

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Raiders must put destiny in their own hands: Shillo

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 You can't mention the Canberra Raiders' finals chances without the word ''mathematical'' close behind.

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Boys becoming men

Raiders forward Jarrod Kennedy

Jon Tuxworth JARRAD Kennedy was 18th man so many times before his NRL debut, he lost count.

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This is better than 2010: Tongue

30 January 2010  . Sport .  Canberra Times photo by  RICHARD BRIGGS.    story by  David  Jean.  Raiders captain Alan Tongue  at training at Seiffert Oval after resigning  with the Raiders and being selected in the NRL All-Star team. SPECIAL 303

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders' stirring late season run in 2010 united a city, but Alan Tongue believes making this year's finals would be a greater achievement for the injury-ravaged Canberra side.

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After a Dog's life, Foster's ready to roll with the Raiders

Jake Foster,  Kelly Brooks.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra recruit Jake Foster admitted the need for a ''big change'' was the major reason he chose the Raiders as the club to reinvigorate his career.

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Foster ready for new challenge

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders recruit Jake Foster said the challenge of forcing his way into one of the NRL's more destructive second rows proved too hard to resist.

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Raiders' split personality befuddles fans

9thSeptember 2012, Canberra Times Photo by Karleen Minney. Raiders V Sharks Quarter final. Raiders celebrate

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are the NRL's Jekyll and Hyde team. About as predictable as next week's Lotto numbers.

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Dragons make play for Williams

SPORT  - Sam Williams lines up a kick for goal  during training at Raiders HQ, Bruce, Canberra.                                               6th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Peter Fitzgerald and Jon Tuxworth Dragons coach Steve Price has phoned Canberra's David Furner to discuss Sam Williams joining the Red V this season.

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Dragons in hunt for Raiders' Thompson

SPORT - Joel Thompson during a Canberra Raiders training session at HQ , Bruce , Canberra  .                                               27th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth St George-Illawarra has its sights set on poaching another Raiders youngster, with the Dragons emerging as Canberra's biggest rival in its quest to retain Joel Thompson.

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Thompson to choose between Raiders, Dragons this week

Joel Thompson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra utility Joel Thompson will decide on his future by the end of the week as he agonises over staying loyal to the Raiders, or accepting a rich offer from the Dragons.

Williams tackles defensive problem head on

The Canberra Raiders train at the club's headquarters in Bruce, Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders recruitment manager David Hamilton has warned opponents to target Sam Williams at their peril, declaring the rookie halfback is now far better prepared for the defensive rigours of the NRL.

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Raiders to appeal Furner's penalty

Canberra Raider coach David Furner speaks to the media during  the Raiders Recovery session at CISAC.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are adamant coach David Furner has been harshly treated and will fight his $10,000 fine after he was yesterday sanctioned for questioning the integrity of referees.