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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Milford named in Maroons squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford and Brisbane half Ben Hunt may battle it out for Queensland's bench utility role after both were named in a extended 22-man squad to play NSW in Origin II on...


Canberra Raiders stars Josh Papalii and Anthony Milford hurt in loss to Brisbane Broncos

Josh Papalli leaves the field injured against the Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth Queensland's injury crisis has deepened and Canberra's season is getting worse after Raiders stars Anthony Milford and Josh Papalii both picked up injuries in a 28-4 loss to Brisbane at Canberra...

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.

Papalii's future flying high

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Ruben Wiki says Josh Papalii's game-breaking ability can give Australia's ageing pack a new dimension.


Raiders recruit emerges as bolter for Indigenous selection

121016 SPORT Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by Jon Tuxworth. New Canberra Raiders signing, former Bulldogs second rower, Jake Foster, is house hunting with his fiancee, Kelly Brooks.

Jon Tuxworth Most league fans wouldn't look twice if they passed him in the street, but that hasn't stopped Canberra recruit Jake Foster emerging as a shock contender for the Indigenous All Stars next month.


Former Raider Travis Waddell makes Indigenous All Stars team

Travis Waddell.

Jon Tuxworth Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley has delivered a massive selection shock by choosing discarded former Canberra Raiders hooker Travis Waddell in his starting line-up this afternoon.


Foster's all-star inspiration

Jake Foster.

Jon Tuxworth Raider recruit Jake Foster's Indigenous All Stars selection was tinged with sadness.

Campese gets ready for 'second' debut

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas Nine years after playing his first NRL match, Raiders captain Terry Campese feels like he's about to make his debut again.


Dragons in hunt for Raiders' Thompson

SPORT - Joel Thompson during a Canberra Raiders training session at HQ , Bruce , Canberra  .                                               27th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth St George-Illawarra has its sights set on poaching another Raiders youngster, with the Dragons emerging as Canberra's biggest rival in its quest to retain Joel Thompson.

Pair keen for Cup action

Jon Tuxworth Together they've won premierships, Test matches and a stack of Origin series for Queensland.


Embracing our best

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Jon Tuxworth The 25,000-strong crowd at Canberra Stadium on Friday night justified the NRL's choice of venue.

Rugby League

Berrigan calls for Papalii to start Origin

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Josh Papalii looks to pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Suncorp Stadium on June 25, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Former Maroons stalwart Shaun Berrigan has called for Josh Papalii to start for Queensland in Origin III, insisting they're missing a trick by allowing him to cool his heels on the bench.

State of Origin

Berrigan wants Papalii firing from kick-off

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Former Maroons stalwart Shaun Berrigan has called for Josh Papalii to start for Queensland in Origin III, insisting they're missing a trick by allowing him to cool his heels on the bench.

Rugby League

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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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.


Confront them head-on: Furner


Jon Tuxworth IT'S A daunting prospect for any youngster - locking horns with Queensland Origin stars Sam Thaiday, Petero Civoniceva and Ben Hannant.


Tilse could miss first-born's arrival to help Raiders win

Dane Tilse.

Jon Tuxworth He's excitedly awaiting the biggest moment of his life, but Dane Tilse is willing to risk not being there for his firstborn child's arrival so he can help the Raiders keep their season alive at...


Learoyd-Lahrs a country boy

17 February 2012, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The Canberra Raiders train at the club's headquarters in Bruce. An injured Tom Learoyd-Lahrs sits out the session.

Jon Tuxworth On paper, it's the perfect chance for Canberra Raiders enforcer Tom Learoyd-Lahrs to breathe new life into his State of Origin hopes.

Dugan no longer No.1 following booze ban

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas INJURED Canberra five-eighth Terry Campese insists Josh Dugan can't be expected to single-handedly save their season after his switch from fullback to the No.