Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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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.

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Raiders slam ‘niggly’ Tigers over brawl

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Jon Tuxworth The frosty under-20s rivalry between Canberra and Wests Tigers is reaching breaking point.

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Papalii report risks Origin bid

Sport. Canberra Raiders V Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium. Players at the end of the match. June10th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are confident Josh Papalii's Origin hopes won't be derailed by the judiciary after the back-rower was placed on report in the dying seconds of Canberra's 30-18 win over Brisbane...

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Raiders likely to snub Ferguson for rest of year as he plans exit strategy

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Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears to be over. The star centre seems to be on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders look desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough...

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Ferguson insists fitness was the reason he didn't play Manly

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Blake Ferguson has used Twitter to defend suggestions he was fit to take on Manly on Sunday, insisting he never passed a fitness test to play.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

League

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.
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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.

League

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

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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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