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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth The Melbourne Storm host the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park, from 5.0pm (AEST) Saturday.


Slater urges Milford to embrace challenge of being the 'go to' man

Anthony Milford is tackled by Storm's Cooper Cronk on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Billy Slater says Anthony Milford must learn to deal with the pressure of being a marked man. 


Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

Raiders star Brett White, right, is determined not to lose another home game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne. 


Canberra Raiders beat Melbourne Storm in NRL thriller

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Jarrod Croker of the Raiders takes a high ball during the round seven NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium on April 20, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth A try in the dying seconds to Canberra forward Paul Vaughan handed the Raiders a thrilling 24-22 victory over Melbourne at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.

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Milford named in Maroons squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford and Brisbane half Ben Hunt may battle it out for Queensland's bench utility role after both were named in a extended 22-man squad to play NSW in Origin II on...


Canberra Raiders stars Josh Papalii and Anthony Milford hurt in loss to Brisbane Broncos

Josh Papalli leaves the field injured against the Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Queensland's injury crisis has deepened and Canberra's season is getting worse after Raiders stars Anthony Milford and Josh Papalii both picked up injuries in a 28-4 loss to Brisbane at Canberra...

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Cornish impressive in trial as Raiders see off Storm without injuries

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart was only concerned with one number after Saturday's 20-12 trial win in Melbourne - zero injuries.

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Josh Papalii named in World Cup squad

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Josh Papalii during the Raiders Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium.  9 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's remarkable rise is complete after he was named in Australia's 24-man World Cup squad.


Canberra Raiders' Brett White and Paul Vaughan stand up for World Cup

Brett White playing for Ireland at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop Brett White has branded criticism of the World Cup as ''closed minded'.


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.


Furner labels raid by All Stars unfair

11th September 2012, Story by  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders media session at HQ this afternoon, Raiders coach David Furner fronts the media

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach David Furner will rally the NRL to limit the number of All Stars representatives from each club to three, branding the Raiders' massive representation as unfair.

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Cronk could be a benchmark for promising McCrone

Jon Tuxworth Raiders playmaker Josh McCrone can emulate Queensland star Cooper Cronk and ease his way into the Origin cauldron from the bench, according to Canberra prop David Shillington.


McCrone could follow Cronk's lead off bench

Josh McCrone

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA prop David Shillington believes Josh McCrone can emulate Queensland star Cooper Cronk and ease his way into the Origin cauldron from the bench.


Slater could have surprise run against Raiders

17 July 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. NRL. Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra Stadium. Canberra s Dane Tilse tackle s The Storm s Billy Slater. SPECIAL 1

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne is adamant it's not being disrespectful to the All Stars concept after admitting Billy Slater could be a late addition to the squad to play Canberra in a trial match at Geelong on Friday...


'Don't scrap All Stars'

Canberra Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders enforcer David Shillington has implored the NRL to retain the All Stars concept.

All Stars game stacks up against Kiwi plan, says Shillington

Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA RAIDERS enforcer David Shillington has implored the NRL to retain the All Stars concept and resist the urge to scrap it to accommodate a rich Super Nines tournament in New Zealand.

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Obstruction rule baffles Bennett

 Knights Season launch at Surf house. Image shows Wayne Bennett.
1st March 2013   pic     Darren Pateman

Jon Tuxworth Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett has branded the policing of the obstruction rule a “minefield’’.

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White warns fans to 'be patient with Campo'

Sport.  Canberra Raiders players Terry Campese, Shaun Fensom and Josh Dugan during a photo shoot of their 2013 Raiders Gear at Raiders HQ.  28 November 2012.   Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Brett White admits he's still battling personal doubts about his own return from a knee reconstruction.

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Raiders weather the Storm in style

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders produced one of the gutsiest wins in their 31-year history after securing the boilover of the season in Melbourne.

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Smith tips Origin sneak peek

Raiders training. Josh Dugan

By Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith has predicted Saturday's season-opener at Canberra Stadium could serve as a preview to State of Origin, comparing Raiders star Josh Dugan to a young version of...