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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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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. 

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says NRL salary cap isn't working

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has urged the NRL to look at other options to help battling teams bring in marquee talent.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart hopes Jack Wighton gives him 'food for thought' at fullback

Jack of all trades: Wighton has been chosen in every back-line spot bar half-back in 45 NRL games.

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton has been chosen in every back-line spot, bar half-back, in 45 NRL games.

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Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has chance to spoil Parramatta's finals dream

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Jon Tuxworth Their season could be on the line, but Parramatta legend Brett Kenny believes Eels players will use a chance to rub more salt into former coach Ricky Stuart's wounds as further motivation against...

Raiders to stick with Ricky Stuart, says club boss

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has the full backing of the club, boss Don Furner says.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner insists coach Ricky Stuart has the full backing of the club and will be given the full term of his three year deal to turn the embattled club around. 

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The shunned, the favoured: Player-time stats reveal Ricky Stuart's plan for Canberra Raiders

Big-name recruit Bill Tupou has played only five games for the Raiders in 2014.

Jon Tuxworth These are the statistics that show why the Canberra Raiders NRL squad is in need of a major overhaul and why coach Ricky Stuart is pleading with fans to be patient as he rebuilds the team.

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Ricky Stuart blasts Canberra Raiders after loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs

Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart labelled his side’s basic errors of ‘’Queensland or NSW Cup standard’’ as the Raiders’ wooden spoon odds shortened with a 34-18 home...

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Nathan Hindmarsh credits Ricky Stuart for Parramatta's roster revival

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Nathan Hindmarsh says Ricky Stuart deserves some credit for luring quality players to the Eels.

Canberra Raiders left out Brett White for tactics, not form, says Ricky Stuart

Brett White was left out of the Raiders' team against the Titans.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says Brett White's omission from the Raiders on Sunday was because of tactics not form. 

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Terry Campese's Gold Coast display a season best: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

Terry Campese played his best game of the year against the Gold Coast.

Jon Tuxworth He took 60 metres to catch David Taylor in one of the NRL's most unlikely foot races, but Terry Campese is winning the race to find his best form. 

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Ricky Stuart concedes Canberra Raiders squad not good enough

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart effectively conceded his squad was not strong enough to compete with the NRL’s best.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart effectively conceded his current squad isn’t good enough to compete with the best.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart defends Anthony Milford benching

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Raiders player Anthony Milford in action during the game against the Canterbury Bulldogs 
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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has defended the move to start boom fullback Anthony Milford from the bench in Friday's 22-14 loss to Canterbury which virtually buried his side's remote finals...

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Joel Edwards' safety is paramount, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is adamant the welfare of Joel Edwards will be the club's sole focus when it decides whether the back rower will play this weekend after suffering back-to-back...

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Ricky Stuart blames himself after 'embarrassing' Raiders belted at Brookvale

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Jon Tuxworth He didn't miss a tackle or drop a ball but coach Ricky Stuart blamed himself for the Raiders' 54-18 loss to Manly.

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We need to be more professional: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Raiders players look dejected after conceding a try during the round 8 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval on April 27, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says only improved professionalism will help solve the club's worrying on-field consistency as the Raiders deal with the fallout from Sunday's woeful 54-18 loss to Manly.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart blasts referees after controversial NRL loss to Penrith Panthers

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Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart launched a scathing spray at the referees after Canberra's 26-20 loss to Penrith on Sunday.

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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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Auckland Nines: Ricky Stuart's team is on the money

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Luke Bateman during Raiders' training on Wednesday afternoon.
Filed: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 4:22:03 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Luke Bateman helping the Canberra Raiders launch the Auckland Nines launch was a clear message from Ricky Stuart.

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Terry Campese set for switch as Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart weighs attack

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Terry Campese
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:12 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra back-rower Josh Papalii has hinted chief playmaker Terry Campese is likely to shift to the right edge as the Raiders prepare for a major overhaul of their attacking spine.

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NRL: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart takes positives from loss to North Queensland Cowboys

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Raiders coach Ricky Stuart looks on  during the post match press conference at the end of the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The NRL season is a marathon, not a sprint. That's the message from Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.