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Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Tom Learoyd-Lahrs determined to revive career at Melbourne Storm under Craig Bellamy

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra prop Troy Thompson has backed unwanted Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs to become the latest front row cast-off to revive his career under Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy. 


Mitch Cornish admits brief halves partnership with Anthony Milford ''bittersweet''


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Mitch Cornish admits it's bittersweet his blossoming halves partnership with Anthony Milford will come to a screeching halt after just two NRL games. 


Giteau backs Raiders chance: 'Take a leaf from us and prove coach wrong'

The Raiders are on the verge of winning their first wooden spoon since 1982.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raiders captain Ron Giteau has urged the current players to prove coach Ricky Stuart wrong and show they can compete without big name stars as they prepare for Sunday's wooden spoon...

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Unwanted Canberra Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs on Melbourne Storm radar

On the outer: Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

Jon Tuxworth Unwanted Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs could reunite with former NSW Origin mentor Craig Bellamy at Melbourne.


Time to 'drip feed' young talent for Canberra Raiders: Ben Ikin

Alan Tongue says Jack Ahearn is ready to step up to first grade for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Ben Ikin has warned against the Raiders against throwing too many youngsters into the deep end.


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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Canberra desperate to end Country Rugby League championships drought

Jon Tuxworth Jack Giddings has shared a coaching box with Craig Bellamy, but the pair's approach couldn't be more different. 


NRL: Canberra Raiders ready to feel the heat

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Jarrod Croker of the Raiders looks on in an extended drinks break during the round two NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Skilled Park on March 17, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will have no excuses for again wilting in the March heat this year.

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Canberra Raiders recruit Lagi Setu ready for a new mission

Sport. Raiders training at Bruce. New recruit, Lagi Setu, right, with Jack Wighton, at rehab training. November 6th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth When Lagi Setu reported for Melbourne Storm pre-season last year after his Mormon mission, the silence spoke volumes.


Raider supports Bellamy heat call

SPORT - Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs at Goulburn Workers Arena,   Brett White gets tackled. Goulburn .  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                                  23rd  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth It's dubbed the Sunshine State, but Queensland has presented nothing but doom and gloom for the Canberra Raiders in recent years.

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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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Manua helps Papalii get back on track

30th August  2012, Story by Lee Gaskin  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra raider's players and brothers (L) John Papalii and (R) Josh Papalii at Raiders HQ this afternoon.

Jon Tuxworth A former fringe NRL player is helping John Papalii, brother of Raiders enforcer Josh, keep his own NRL dream alive.


Young prop in for the long haul

Sport: Paul Vaughan, young front rower for the Canberra Raiders. Vaughan turned down strong interest from Melbourne Storm to sign with Canberra. 11th of July 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop Paul Vaughan said he never seriously entertained leaving his Canberra home for the Melbourne Storm.

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Storm rains on Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Storm proves rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.


Perfect Storm raise alarm for rivals after brutal demolition

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce.  Raiders player Joel Thompson looks dejected after the Storm score another try. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth It was one of the darkest days in Raiders history. But it was also a match where a clinical and ruthless Melbourne proved rumours of their demise had been greatly exaggerated.

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Raiders' lost arc: Furner's men need to forget about this one


Jon Tuxworth After the siren rang to put them out of their misery, a shell-shocked Canberra side slid to the ground in stunned silence.

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Stunned Raiders sink to new low

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raider player Joel Thompson reacts after their loss. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Raiders suffer humiliating 68-4 thumping; the club's biggest loss and one of the worst defeats in history.


Robinson reels from twin blow

Reece Robinson during warmups at the Raiders' captains run ahead of their match against the Roosters on Saturday
Filed: Friday, 9 August 2013 11:44:27 AM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth A missed chance to play NRL alongside his twin brother is believed to be behind Reece Robinson's form slide.

Walters says he's ready to coach

Kevin Walters

Jon Tuxworth Kevin Walters says he would be ''silly'' not to put his hand up to be the next Canberra Raiders coach, adamant he's ready to lead an NRL club after a long apprenticeship under coaching greats.


Canberra semi-final main aim for Shillo

David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper David Shillington believes the lure of a home final should convince coach David Furner to field a full strength side against the Warriors on Sunday, even if a finals spot is already...