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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Dane Tilse backs Canberra Raiders to match Bulldogs' pack

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse insists an understrength Raiders can match Canterbury's feared pack on Friday at Canberra Stadium, despite the absence of Josh Papalii, Paul Vaughan and Joel Edwards.

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NRL: Dane Tilse predicts happy finale for Anthony Milford

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse backs young half Anthony Milford to revel in the happier vibe around the club.

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Canberra Raiders begin cleanout as Learoyd-Lahrs, Robinson move on

Jon Tuxworth Reece Robinson and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs headline a number of players who will leave the Canberra Raiders next season as coach Ricky Stuart begins a similar cleanout he orchestrated at Parramatta. 

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Canberra Raiders overlook Terry Campese for clash with Cronulla

No nonsense: Terry Campese.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders skipper overlooked for selection for Sunday's trip to Cronulla, despite being passed fit.

Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders

Storm v Raiders live blog.

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

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Embarrassed Raiders 'sharing the pain' of supporters

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Jon Tuxworth Disconsolate Canberra Raiders players labelled their latest inept showing against Souths as ''embarrassing'' and assured fans they're sharing their pain after a ninth loss in 11 games. 

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Anthony Milford magic pilots Canberra Raiders to win on the Gold Coast

Fullback on fire: Canberra's Anthony Milford was instrumental in the big win over the Titans on the Gold Coast.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra whiz kid Anthony Milford gave Queensland rugby league fans a dress rehearsal of the treat in store for them next year with a majestic two-try display in Canberra’s 36-20 win on the...

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Canberra Raiders centre Jack Wighton sidelined with a broken thumb

Jack Wighton of the Raiders

Jon Tuxworth The State of Origin hopes of Canberra star Jack Wighton have been dashed, the star centre facing four to eight weeks on the sideline with a broken thumb sustained in Saturday's loss to Wests Tigers.

Josh Papalii back for Canberra Raiders, Joel Edwards rested

Josh Papalii at Raiders training.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders representative star Josh Papalii has been named to make his comeback from injury in a major boost before Saturday afternoon's crucial home clash with Newcastle Knights.

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Joel Edwards' safety is paramount, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is adamant the welfare of Joel Edwards will be the club's sole focus when it decides whether the back rower will play this weekend after suffering back-to-back...

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Canberra Raiders stars would back NRL lifting tackle ban

Raiders star Dane Tilse said the game would  survive without the lifting tackle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra forwards Dane Tilse and Paul Vaughan have thrown their support behind calls for the NRL to ban lifting tackles in the wake of the career-ending injury to Newcastle's Alex McKinnon. 

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Josh McCrone next target in Canberra Raiders' retention spree

Josh McCrone at Raiders training last week.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have begun preliminary talks with Josh McCrone and his management as coach Ricky Stuart looks to continue his recent player-retention spree. 

Canberra Raiders prop Brett White to decide playing future within month

SPORT:  Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans match at Canberra Stadium. L-R Raiders players Shannon Boyd, Josh McCrone and Brett White sit on the sideline .23rd March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs holding off contract talks until he returns to first-grade, but admits the re-signings of Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd make it tougher to remain in Canberra.

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Josh Papalii benched as Raiders look to rebound from Manly debacle

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's quest to retain his Queensland Origin jumper just got tougher after he was dropped to the bench for Saturday's clash with New Zealand at Eden Park.

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Papalii, Shillington benched as Raiders seek redemption in NZ

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Queensland Origin representative forwards Josh Papalii and David Shillington have been dropped to the bench for the Canberra Raiders clash with New Zealand Warriors in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

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Terry Campese backs Raiders star Josh Papalii to return to explosive best

Raiders forward Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese believes an impact role off the bench could suit Josh Papalii against the Warriors.

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Tom Learoyd-Lahrs hell-bent on NRL return

Canberra Raiders player Tom Learoyd-Lahrs says he's ready for the challenge of NRL and earning a new contract.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs he faces a battle emerging from the NRL wilderness. 

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Raiders urged to suck it up

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Raiders player Josh McCrone in action during the game against the Canterbury Bulldogs.
The Canberra Times
17 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Dane Tilse and Josh McCrone have urged the club's off-contract senior stars to embrace the pressure.

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Canberra Raiders rookie Paul Vaughan likes the hue of NSW blue

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Raiders player Paul Vaughan back home after the World Cup against Italy.
The Canberra Times
28 November 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Brett White believes Paul Vaughan could swap Italy's blue jumper for that of NSW.