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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Don Furner says Papalii deal was legit

Jon Tuxworth Raiders defend controversial round-13 rule which allowed the club to retain Josh Papalii.

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Matt Parish granted immediate release from contract

NSW and Canberra Raiders assistant coach Matt Parish, left, with Laurie Daley. Parish has left the NRL club.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will begin the search for a new assistant coach immediately after Matt Parish was granted an immediate release to return to Sydney. 

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Canberra Raiders keen to re-sign Jarrod Croker

Jarrod Croker is a priority re-signing for the Raiders.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will make re-signing centre Jarrod Croker beyond next season a priority.

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Canberra Raiders close in on James Tedesco and Michael Ennis

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco is in the Raiders' sights.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are closing in on two of their key recruitment targets, with Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco and Canterbury captain Michael Ennis both in their sights.

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NRL boss David Smith opens door to junior development concessions for Raiders

Dave Smith says junior development concessions could be introduced.

Jon Tuxworth NRL boss David Smith has given the best indication yet that junior development concessions will be introduced, admitting the issue ''has been a loose end'' he wants to address by the end of the year.

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NRL: Canberra Raiders want to kick off season 2015 at home

Request: Raiders CEO Don Furner says he wants more early season home games next season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will rally the NRL to kick off its campaign at home next season.

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Milford seeks Raiders contract release

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Storm player Billy Slater tackles Raiders player Anthony Milford. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth After a shocking home-game defeat on Sunday, Canberra Raiders could also be facing the second blow of the weekend with one of the team’s rising stars asking to be released from his contract.

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Raiders hold out after Milford seeks release

Anthony Milford

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders intend to move heaven and earth to keep star rookie Anthony Milford at the club after he requested a release from the final year of his contract.

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Mundine surprised by rumours of Ferguson wanting to leave Raiders

Blake Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth, Steve Jancetic Anthony Mundine says speculation Blake Ferguson wants to quit the Canberra Raiders to be closer to him in Sydney is ''news to me''.

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Mundine dismisses rumours Ferguson wants to quit Raiders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16:  NRL player Blake Ferguson (R) arrives with Anthony Mundine (L) at Waverley Court on July 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Ferguson has been charged with indecent assault.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Mundine insists speculation his nephew Blake Ferguson wants to quit the Canberra Raiders to be closer to him in Sydney is ‘‘news to me’’.

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Nice guys finish last

Jon Tuxworth David Furner's sacking followed a number of incidents where a line wasn't drawn in the sand, writes Jon Tuxworth.

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Meninga joins search for Furner's successor

14 July 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Jon Tuxworth. Canberra Raiders Captains Run at Raiders HQ at Bruce. Raiders CEO Don Furner, left, with former Raiders great, Mal Meninga.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders legend part of four-man brains' trust charged with finding the club's next head coach.

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Dunemann firms in Raiders coaching race

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Manly Warringah at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Canberra Raiders interim coach Andrew Dunemann before the match. 25th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders great Mal Meninga is expected arrive in Canberra this week to help the search for a new head coach.

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Ferguson's Raiders days all but over

Blake Ferguson. Injured Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson at Erskineville Oval with Anthony Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers.
Thursday 22nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears over - the star centre is on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders are desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough stance on player...

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Ferguson insists fitness was the reason he didn't play Manly

Todd Carney Blake Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Blake Ferguson has used Twitter to defend suggestions he was fit to take on Manly on Sunday, insisting he never passed a fitness test to play.

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Reason for Earl's indifferent form revealed

Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth Sandor Earl’s form for the Canberra Raiders this year mirrored someone whose head is stuck in the clouds. We now know why.

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Mal's verdict: NRL should oust Ferguson

Blake Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders legend Mal Meninga thinks the NRL should make an example of Blake Ferguson.

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Henry in the frame for top job as Canberra deny targeting Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01:  Eels coach Ricky Stuart looks dejected during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Parramatta Eels at Allianz Stadium on April 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Raiders chief executive Don Furner has denied the club has headhunted Ricky Stuart to be its next coach.

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Raiders cast coaching net wide

NCH SPORT. Pic of Knights Coach Wayne Bennett during training at Balance Oval, Mayfield.
1st AUGUST 2013. Picture by SIMONE DE PEAK.

Jon Tuxworth Wayne Bennett has been sounded out to provide informal advice to the Raiders on their new coach.

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Show respect, Mundine urges Ferguson

Blake Ferguson (R) arrives with Anthony Mundine (L) at Waverley Court on July 16, 2013.

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Mundine has implored Blake Ferguson to face the music and appear before the Canberra Raiders board this week.