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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Raiders quartet chosen in Australia's Four Nations train-on squad

Jon Tuxworth Despite finishing second last, some Canberra Raiders stars have something to smile about.

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Ricky Stuart warns Raiders are in no-win situation against weakened Sharks

Ricky Stuart shares the frustration of Raiders fans.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart concedes his side faces a "no-win situation" against Cronulla. 

Saturday Serve

Thinking of the little children would ease any Blues remorse for a Queenslander

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Jon Tuxworth I bleed Maroon and I'm as Queensland as the Big Pineapple. But NSW needs to win Origin this year.

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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.

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Raiders' split personality befuddles fans

9thSeptember 2012, Canberra Times Photo by Karleen Minney. Raiders V Sharks Quarter final. Raiders celebrate

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are the NRL's Jekyll and Hyde team. About as predictable as next week's Lotto numbers.

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'Don't scrap All Stars'

Canberra Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders enforcer David Shillington has implored the NRL to retain the All Stars concept.

All Stars game stacks up against Kiwi plan, says Shillington

Raiders player David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA RAIDERS enforcer David Shillington has implored the NRL to retain the All Stars concept and resist the urge to scrap it to accommodate a rich Super Nines tournament in New Zealand.

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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 issue indecisive Papalii with contract deadline

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Jon Tuxworth THE Canberra Raiders want Josh Papalii to decide on his future before this week's season opener, with the second-rower still torn over whether to stay in the capital or honour a contract with...

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Raiders push Papalii to end contract saga

SPORT - Raiders forward Josh Papalii at the sculpture garden at NGA. Canberra                                                                      6th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders want Josh Papalii to make a decision on his future before next week's season opener.

Gallen versus Papalii round two? The Shark's not biting

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan insists Paul Gallen won't be driven by a desire to ''square up'' with Josh Papalii on Sunday after he accused the Canberra enforcer of a ''dog shot'' last season.

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Sharks refuse to bait Papalii

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Jon Tuxworth Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan insists Paul Gallen won't be driven by a desire to ''square up'' with Josh Papalii on Sunday.

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Papalii prepares for return bout with Sharks

Jon Tuxworth Josh Papalii admits he was rattled by the ''media cloud'' after last year's spiteful finals battle.

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Campese backs Ferguson to bite his former club

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Blake Ferguson during raiders training at ActewAGL Park.
The Canberra Times
17 May 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese backs star centre to make Sharks pay after rating Canberra's back line the NRL's best.

League

What we learned: Sharks v Raiders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Terry Campese of the Raiders makes his point to the referee during the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Sharks Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders ran out of get-out-of-jail-free cards against an impressive Sharks outfit.

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Raiders fume at crucial call

Ben Ross #10 of the Sharks celebrates with team mates Andrew Fifita (R) and Jeff Robson (L) after scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Sharks Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese has vented his frustration at a crucial forward pass call in Sunday’s 30-20 loss to Cronulla.

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Papalii can add grunt to Maroons

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 coach David Furner believes Josh Papalii's maturity and big-game mentality has him well equipped to absorb the hype surrounding a potential rematch with Paul Gallen in State of Origin II.

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Gallen right to pick fight: White

State Of Origin player Brett White confronts media waiting outside the blues hotel in Homebush the day after their defeat. Thursday 27th May 2009. Pic by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 100527 SPECIAL 00000000

Jon Tuxworth Former NSW prop Brett White remembers his 2009 punch-up with Steve Price as a line-in-the sand against bullying by the Maroons.

Maroons say they don't need biff as Gallen and Papalii prepare for face-off

Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Former Queensland hooker Kerrod Walters says the Maroons won't be bothered by the NRL's hard-line stance on fighting, insisting they would view winning Origin II as the ultimate square-up.

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Papalii pumped for epic debut

Jon Tuxworth One's a raw-boned rookie, the other is etched into State of Origin folklore.