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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

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

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.

Rugby League

Henry the man to lead Raiders revival: Ryan

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Neil Henry the coach of the Cowboys speaks to the media in the post match press conference t the end of the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth Rugby league coaching great Warren Ryan insists Neil Henry is the ''ideal'' man to lead the Canberra Raiders out of their darkest days.

Rugby League

Raiders’ agony finally over for season 2013

SPORT: Raiders v Cronulla-Sutherland at Canberra stadium, Bruce..Raiders players react after the Sharks score another try . 8th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photograph by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Like Australia under Tony Abbott, the Canberra Raiders will be under ''new management'' in 2014.

League

Understrength Sharks take five to end Raiders’ season

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's new coach will have a big task ahead of him after the Raiders ended their season from hell on Sunday with a sixth straight loss, 38-18 to an understrength Cronulla.

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League

Raiders rookies out to avoid trouble

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli is adamant Friday's cut-throat semi-final against Wests Tigers won't be marred by violence.

League

Papalii no token pick: Sheens

Sport. Raiders captain's run at West Belconnen. Josh Papalii. July 19th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Jon Tuxworth Axed Raiders coach David Furner has campaigned for the inclusion of Josh Papalii in Australia's World Cup squad.

Rugby League

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.

Canberra to launch Carney blitz

Todd Carney.

Lee Gaskin, Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA have signalled their intention to smash the life out of former teammate Todd Carney to limit his influence in today's elimination final.

League

Raiders still searching for respect

Canberra Raiders Captain David Shillington addresses the media before the Captains Run on the Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders have heard all the unsavoury tags they've been given this week: dark horses; a team merely making up the numbers; even the NRL's answer to Steven Bradbury, still 'skating on' because the...

League

Fiery Gallen accuses Papalii of 'dog shot'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Josh Papalii of the Raiders looks to offload during the Second NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen accused Canberra’s Josh Papalii of a ‘‘dog shot’’ in an explosive aftermath to the Raiders' 34-16 win at Canberra Stadium.

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League

Papalii at the front of queue for Kiwis

21st July 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Raiders training at HQ this morning, Josh Papalii trains this morning.

Jon Tuxworth The bitter stoush between Josh Papalii and Paul Gallen looks set for an encore next month, with New Zealand team manager Tony Kemp declaring Papalii ''at the front of the pack'' for his first Test...

League

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.

League

'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.

Rugby League

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...

League

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

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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 after he accused the Canberra enforcer of a ''dog shot'' last season.

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Rugby League

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.