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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Don Furner says Papalii deal was legit

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

League

Canberra Raiders won't leave Souths Logan in the lurch

Canberra Raiders chief Don Furner.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders insist they will not desert the Souths Logan region, which has produced some of its best players, despite the decision to stop using its Queensland Cup side as a feeder club.

Canberra Raiders released Matt Allwood in secret

Matt Allwood.

Chris Wilson, Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have confirmed they granted Matt Allwood an early release two months ago due to undisclosed off-field reasons, with neither party willing to elaborate on Thursday.

League

Canberra Raiders re-sign hooker Kurt Baptiste for two years

Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste  has re-signed for the club.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders will have four contenders for the No.9 jersey next year after hooker Kurt Baptiste re-signed.

League

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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League

Josh McCrone backs Terry Campese to prove doubters wrong

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders halfback Josh McCrone has backed Terry Campese to bounce back from recent criticism.

Raiders to stick with Ricky Stuart, says club boss

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has the full backing of the club, boss Don Furner says.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner insists coach Ricky Stuart has the full backing of the club and will be given the full term of his three year deal to turn the embattled club around. 

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League

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. 

League

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.

League

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.

League

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.

Rugby League

Wighton has skills to be like Daley: Stuart

Sport.
The Canberra Raiders' Edrick Lee and Jack Wighton at the Action Buses workshop in Belconnen. 
26 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Wilson and Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart played beside Laurie Daley in one of rugby league's great halves combinations, now the new Raiders coach sees a similar star in Jack Wighton.

League

'Turfed' Picker slams Raiders

SPORT: Raiders v Cronulla-Sutherland at Canberra stadium, Bruce.. Canberra players Brett White, Joe Picker and David Shillington sit on the sideline .  8th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photograph by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Discarded Raiders forward Joe Picker felt like he'd been ''turfed'' after remaining loyal to Canberra.

League

Take us to the top, boys: Campese

SPORT: Raiders v Warriors at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raiders players Edrick Lee scores in the winning try. 13th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese has urged the club's other exciting youngsters to join Edrick Lee and commit long term.

League

Poaching of Raiders' juniors a 'travesty of justice'

Canberra Raiders logo

Jon Tuxworth Souths Logan boss Jim McClelland has pleaded with the NRL to give Canberra Raiders more development support.

League

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.

Rugby League

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.

League

Wish you were here: Raiders go on tour

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders could rack up the frequent-flyer miles next season, with games in China, Perth and Mudgee on the agenda.

Mundine urges Fergo to front up at Raiders

Anthony Mundine

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Mundine has implored Blake Ferguson to face the music and front the Canberra board later this week, insisting he needs to repay the respect the club has afforded him.

Rugby League

Reliving the Raiders' year from hell

Jon Tuxworth ■ NOVEMBER 24, 2012: Blake Ferguson is fined $5000 by the Raiders and ordered to do community work after being ejected from Canberra's Foreshore music festival for allegedly spitting on patrons.