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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


NRL: Paul Vaughan backs debutant Shannon Boyd to meet Cowboys' test

Jon Tuxworth Paul Vaughan says Shannon Boyd won't be intimidated when he debuts against the Test props.


Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii set to bring down North Queensland Cowboys

Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:59 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth Three months ago, Josh Papalii and North Queensland's stars were teammates.


What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers

Jack Wighton was more impressive in the centres after failing to fire at five-eighth over the opening nine rounds.

Jon Tuxworth What we learned: Raiders v Panthers


Canberra Raiders smash North Queensland Cowboys to snap three-game losing streak

Canberra fullback Anthony Milford on the run against North Queensland.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra showed with a 42-12 win over a depleted North Queensland that it won't give up on this NRL season without a fight.

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David Shillington set to miss Canberra Raiders' season opener

David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington is set to miss the season-opener against North Queensland on March 8, with scans on a rib cartilage injury on Monday expected to confirm he'll be sidelined for...

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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.


NZ will not let Milford slip through its fingers

1 May 2012. Sport. Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Raiders Under 18 players Tony Milford and Jared McIlwrick will play in the team against Balmain in the SG Ball Grand Final.

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford could be the next player caught in a tug-of-war between Australia and New Zealand, with the Canberra Raiders whiz kid set to earn selection for the Junior Kiwis next month.


Papalii at the front of queue for Kiwis

21st July 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Raiders training at HQ this morning, Josh Papalii trains this morning.

Jon Tuxworth The bitter stoush between Josh Papalii and Paul Gallen looks set for an encore next month, with New Zealand team manager Tony Kemp declaring Papalii ''at the front of the pack'' for his first Test...

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Papalii a Kiwi, and here's the evidence

Josh Papalii playing for the Queensland Under 18s in 2010

Jon Tuxworth This is the document which proves Josh Papalii's long-term ambition to play for New Zealand.


Meninga may have last word on retaining Papalii

Josh Papalii during a raiders training session at ActewAGL Park
The Canberra Times
19 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington believes Mal Meninga could be the club's secret weapon as it ramps up its quest to re-sign in-demand second-rower Josh Papalii.

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Eels get in early to sign Raider Papalii

SPORT - Canberra Raiders captain's run at Bruce Stadium, Josh Papalii has a laugh , Bruce .  Canberra.                             22nd  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin, Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have lost the battle to retain Josh Papalii, with reports the hard-hitting forward has signed a lucrative deal with Parramatta.

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Raiders halfback may reap rewards of defection

15th September 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch, NRL Semi Final 2 - Canberra Raiders v South Sydney at ANZ Stadium, Sam Williams gets a pass away

Jon Tuxworth Canberra halfback Sam Williams could be the player to benefit most from Josh Papalii's defection to Parramatta.


Round 13 rule needs to go: Tongue

Alan Tongue reflects on the completion of his 6 week program 'Deam' at at the Bimberi Youth Justice centre. 
11 December 2012
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times. 


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders legend Alan Tongue has called for the round 13 recruiting clause to be scrapped.

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Vaughan might celebrate birthday with Raiders debut

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

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Paul Vaughan looks set to celebrate his birthday with a first grade debut as the Raiders look to fill the void left by injured star forwards David Shillington and Josh Papalii.


Vaughan has eyes for Italy

Jon Tuxworth Canberra youngster Paul Vaughan is about to tick NRL debut off his bucket list. Next up: a World Cup spot.


Civoniceva backs Shillington to rise

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16:  David Shillington of the Maroons watches on from the sideline during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Xavier College on May 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth He's been dumped to Canberra's bench and was quiet for the Maroons, but Petero Civoniceva has faith in David Shillington.


Raiders OK with Tamou return

Jon Tuxworth Raiders have no issue with forward linging up against them, despite drink-driving conviction.


Raiders take a gamble on Tupou

Sport. Raiders training at their Bruce HQ. Bill Tupou. July 5th 2013
Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders look set to gamble on mid-season signing Bill Tupou after Jack Wighton was ruled out of Sunday's home clash with North Queensland with a groin injury.


Wighton injury opens the door for Tupou

Sport. Canberra Raiders training session at their Bruce HQ. Bill Tupou. July 5th 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders look set to take a gamble on mid-season signing Bill Tupou.


Innocent till proven guilty: agent blasts double standards

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson, centre, during training at Raiders HQ.  3 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth James Tamou's manager Sam Ayoub says players should be proven guilty in court before being stood down.