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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Laurie Daley says Blake Austin would be 'great boost' for Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's greatest five-eighth, Laurie Daley, believes key recruiting target Blake Austin would be a "great boost for the club", but warned Wests Tigers they'd be foolish to let him go.

League

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

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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''.

League

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.

League

Canberra Raiders player Jarrod Croker snubbed by PM's XIII selectors

Missed out: Jarrod Croker was not selected for the PM's XIII.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra centre Jarrod Croker has been snubbed again by representative selectors.

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Tim Sheens recognises Penrith momentum as Raiders celebrate 25th anniversary of 1989 flag

The Raiders celebrate their 1989 grand final win over the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth Tim Sheens knows exactly how the Penrith Panthers feel right now. 

League

Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker re-signs and on Kangaroos radar

Jarrod Croker is set to be rewarded for a great season with a new Raiders deal and a Wallabies train-on squad berth.

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has re-signed and is in the mix for the Australian train-on squad.

League

Mitch Cornish admits brief halves partnership with Anthony Milford ''bittersweet''

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Mitch Cornish admits it's bittersweet his blossoming halves partnership with Anthony Milford will come to a screeching halt after just two NRL games. 

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Jarrod Croker hopes Canberra Raiders fans 'get into' Josh Dugan

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra centre hopes scorned Raiders fans will give returning fullback a warm welcome.

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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.

League

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.

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...

League

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''.

League

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 centre Jack Wighton sidelined with a broken thumb

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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 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

Wighton has skills to be like Daley: Stuart

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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.