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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby League

Terry Campese right to go despite lack of trial matches

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese is adamant he is not in danger of being underdone for round one, declaring himself 100 per cent fit.

Rugby League

NRL: Raider Anthony Milford serves critics dose of humble pie

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders runs the ball during the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford used suggestions he wouldn't play with commitment this season as motivation on Saturday.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders and Newcastle prepare for tough game

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has squared off with Wayne Bennett often enough to know his teams thrive on adversity. 

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.

League

Early debate over NSW halves 'crazy': Peter Sterling

Jon Tuxworth Halves battle between Jarrod Mullen and Terry Campese shapes as crucial in Saturday afternoon's clash.

Rugby League

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. 

League

Canberra Raiders slump to record sixth straight NRL home loss against Newcastle Knights

Kinghts players celebrate a try against the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have crashed to a record sixth straight home defeat.

League

Canberra has edge despite Bennett: Hagan

Wayne Bennett.

Jon Tuxworth FORMER Newcastle coach Michael Hagan believes the Knights are starting to play more like the St George Illawarra Dragons in their premiership-winning year under Wayne Bennett - but that could be good...

League

Raiders cautious on not risking Picker

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach David Furner insists Joe Picker's health wasn't put in danger on Saturday.

League

In a nutshell: Raiders v Knights

29July -The Canberra Times-Sport-Story Jon Tuxworth- Photo Melissa Adams.
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Jon Tuxworth Canberra has established itself as one of the best frontrunners in the NRL and has only won one game from behind this year. It never looked like changing that statistic yesterday.

League

Shillo calls for war on home front

29July -The Canberra Times-Sport-Story Jon Tuxworth- Photo Melissa Adams.
Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium,Bruce. Raiders player Josh Dugan is tackled by Knights player Akuila Uate.
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Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper David Shillington has challenged his side to adopt its trench warfare road formula at home after the Raiders were embarrassed 36-6 by Newcastle at Canberra Stadium yesterday.

League

Raiders' finals hopes crushed

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Reece Robinson of the Raiders is tackled during the round 21 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium on July 29, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper David Shillington has challenged his side to adopt its trench warfare road formula at home after the Raiders were embarrassed 36-6 by Newcastle at Canberra Stadium yesterday.

Bennett breaks Canberra hoodoo as Knights stay on a roll

Knights

Jon Tuxworth HE'S the game's most-decorated coach but Newcastle mentor Wayne Bennett has felt the pain of leaving Canberra Stadium a shattered man more than most.

Campese's charge at Tigers line put him in red-hot contention for Blues No.6 jersey

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth PREMIERSHIP-WINNING coach Warren Ryan has backed Canberra playmaker Terry Campese to press hard for an Origin recall after his brilliant display against Wests Tigers on Monday.

League

Campese among six of the best

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Terry Campese of the Raiders is pictured during the round four NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on March 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth They're the 'six pack' of five-eighths that make this year's NSW No.6 jersey the most strongly contested in years.