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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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NRL: Laurie Daley, Brad Fittler and Brett Kenny back Jack Wighton's switch to five-eighth for Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler believes Ricky Stuart's Terry Campese-Jack Wighton Raiders halves gamble will be worth it.

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Greats back Jack Wighton to emulate Laurie Daley at five-eighth

Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Jack Wighton says he'd love to pick Laurie Daley's brain on his potential switch from centre to five-eighth.

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NRL: Be patient with young Raider Jack Wighton, says Laurie Daley

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Laurie Daley has warned not to expect Jack Wighton to become the next ''Johnathan Thurston straight away''.

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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. 

League

Raiders star Jarrod Croker backs call for second-tier salary cap changes

Raiders centre Jarrod Croker is disappointed he won't get a chance to play alongside Jeremy Hawkins this weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker says it is "devastating" Jeremy Hawkins won't make his NRL debut.

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Kurt Baptiste set to debut with the Canberra Raiders

Jack Wighton trains with the Blues in the build-up to Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating another late selection shake-up, with former Brisbane Broncos hooker Kurt Baptiste set to make his club debut for Canberra from the bench.

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Canberra Raiders centre Jack Wighton sidelined with a broken thumb

Jack Wighton of the Raiders

Jon Tuxworth The State of Origin hopes of Canberra star Jack Wighton have been dashed, the star centre facing four to eight weeks on the sideline with a broken thumb sustained in Saturday's loss to Wests Tigers.

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says club may cop more pain before a resurgence

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says he is as impatient as the club's restless fans, but the Raiders may have to endure ''a bit of short-term pain'' if the NRL franchise is to re-emerge as a premiership...

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Mitch Cornish not out to be Canberra Raiders saviour

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish admits the pressure from Raiders fans to be the side's saviour once consumed him. 

League

Dragons in talks to sign Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Another big-name Canberra Raider could sign with St George Illawarra within weeks.

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Cornish to make long-awaited NRL debut

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth If his mother had her way, Mitch Cornish would idolise Harry Kewell, not Ricky Stuart or Laurie Daley.

League

Canberra Raiders slash ticket prices for grand final reunion clash against Canterbury Bulldogs

Friends and foes: Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga are returning to Canberra for the reunion of the 1994 grand final win after Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra rugby league royalty will be on hand for the Raiders next home game against Canterbury, but ticket prices have been slashed to commemorate the club's last premiership in 1994. 

Rugby League

McCrone gets boost from Ricky's Origin backing

Raiders hooker Josh McCrone.

Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone has revealed just how close his new coach came to handing him a shock NSW Origin debut. 

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Canberra Raiders forward Shaun Fensom could handle Origin: Parish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra and NSW Origin assistant coach Matt Parish believes Shaun Fensom is capable of breaking into the Blues side this year, labelling the Raiders lock ''the sort of player NSW could use''.

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Jack Wighton to wear No.6 for Canberra Raiders

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton will be given his chance to stake a claim for the Raiders' No.6 jersey.

Rugby League

Raiders Mitch Cornish and Jack Wighton want to be next long-term halves combination

Canberra Times - Sport - 2014 February 1 -
Mitch Cornish and Jack Wighton are set to play in the halves for the first trial
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish says he and Jack Wighton have their sights set on forging the Raiders' next long-term halves combination.

League

McIntyre proud of Raiders legacy

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Canberra Raiders chairman John McIntyre will step down as chairman from his duties.
The Canberra Times
31 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth John McIntyre has seen it all in three decades with his beloved club, writes Jon Tuxworth.

League

Ferguson role in Storm clash hazy

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Blake Ferguson warming up during Raiders training at Raiders HQ
The Canberra TImes
31 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese is confident they can beat the Storm on Sunday without Blake Ferguson.

League

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.

Rugby League

Stuart's ruthless edge right for Raiders: Daley

SPORT  - Ricky Stuart celebrity pro-am at Royal Canberra Golf Course, Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart all smiles  ,  Yarralumla , Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                   25th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth Raiders great Laurie Daley says Ricky Stuart is a no-brainer to be the next Canberra coach.