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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Paul Vaughan challenges Canberra Raiders to continue round of upsets to avoid wooden spoon

Paul Vaughan is adamant the Raiders can avoid the wooden spoon.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan has challenged the side.

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The shunned, the favoured: Player-time stats reveal Ricky Stuart's plan for Canberra Raiders

Big-name recruit Bill Tupou has played only five games for the Raiders in 2014.

Jon Tuxworth These are the statistics that show why the Canberra Raiders NRL squad is in need of a major overhaul and why coach Ricky Stuart is pleading with fans to be patient as he rebuilds the team.

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No fairytale finish as Raiders exit

SPORT: ?Canberra Raiders players and staff ?arrive back at HQ, Bruce. Raiders player Joel Thompson gives a wave to the camera. ?21st August??2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times
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Jon Tuxworth Joel Thompson regrets leaving the Raiders without having won an NRL premiership.

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Chainsaw cut almost takes Picker's knee

Jon Tuxworth Dumped Canberra Raider Joe Picker has narrowly avoided a potential career-threatening injury.

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'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.

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Club doctors want to make safety priority

9th SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders v Sharks at Canberra Stadium. Raiders player, Jarrod Croker leaves the field after sustaining a head injury.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders doctor Wilson Lo has revealed the simmering discontent within the NRL medical ranks, admitting some of his colleagues feel sidelined as some clubs put success ahead of player welfare.

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Club doctors fear success is bigger priority than safety

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders doctor Wilson Lo has confirmed there is simmering discontent within the NRL medical ranks, admitting some of his colleagues feel sidelined as some clubs put on-field success ahead of...

Raiders and Canterbury to meet in preview match

Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth The last time they met, Canberra ended a dominant Canterbury winning streak with a performance just as authoritative.

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Canberra looks forward to downing Dogs

SPORT - Canberra Raiders captain's run at Bruce Stadium, Michael Picker during training , Bruce .  Canberra.                         22nd  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The last time they met, Canberra ended a dominant Canterbury winning streak with a performance just as authoritative.

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Nicholls' great early form throws down challenge to White

SPORT - Canberra Raiders training at Bruce HQ, Brett White hard at it , Bruce  Canberra.                                                          28th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Brett White and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs are vying for the final bench spot for the Raiders' season opener at Penrith.

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Shillington has faith in tyro back-ups

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18:  David Shillington of the Raiders runs the ball during the round 24 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium on August 18, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington insists the Raiders boast enough strike power to test the Roosters' stingy defence.

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Campo starts but Raiders still at sixes and sevens

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Terry Campese of the Raiders looks on from the bench during the round seven NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese’s promotion to the starting line-up was supposed to stabilise the Canberra Raiders.

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Raiders weather the Storm in style

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders produced one of the gutsiest wins in their 31-year history after securing the boilover of the season in Melbourne.

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Storm v Raiders - what we learned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders celebrates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth What we learned from the upset of the NRL season as Canberra downs the Storm in Melbourne.

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Injured Buttriss displays his grit

9TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUIXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders v Sharks at Canberra Stadium. Raiders player, Glen Buttriss celebrates after winning the match.

Jon Tuxworth If you need a poster boy for the courage Canberra displayed in beating Melbourne, Glen Buttriss is it.

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Raiders set to regain stars

SPORT - Raiders David Shillington holds onto Josh Papalii  at training this morning at Raiders HQ, Bruce. Canberra.                16th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington and Josh Papalii are tipped to return for Canberra against Newcastle on Sunday.

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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.

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No room for returning star Thompson in high-flying Green Machine

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Jon Tuxworth David Furner quashes talk Joel Thompson's move to the Dragons has affected his non-selection.

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In a nutshell: Raiders v Knights

29July -The Canberra Times-Sport-Story Jon Tuxworth- Photo Melissa Adams.
Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium,Bruce. Raiders players, Josh Dugan, Joe Picker and Jarrod Croker leave the field after losing to the Knights. 
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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.

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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.