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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Teammates were unaware of Sandor Earl's inner demons

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders teammates Brett White and Joel Thompson have revealed the squad were as much in the dark as everyone else about Sandor Earl’s inner demons before he became the face of ASADA’s war on...

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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.

League

Helping Canberra Raiders avoid NRL wooden spoon is Josh Papalii's focus, not Origin selection

Josh Papalii is more focused on the Raiders than Origin selection.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Josh Papalii has vowed to do whatever it takes to help the club avoid "winning" its first wooden spoon in 32 years.

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Canberra Raiders centre Jack Wighton sidelined with a broken thumb

Jack Wighton of the Raiders

Jon Tuxworth The State of Origin hopes of Canberra star Jack Wighton have been dashed, the star centre facing four to eight weeks on the sideline with a broken thumb sustained in Saturday's loss to Wests Tigers.

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Canberra Raiders to keep faith in outside back stocks

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are likely to resist recruiting outside back reinforcements, despite Edrick Lee's injury.

Rugby League

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.

Rugby League

Raiders riding on brotherly love

Jon Tuxworth Tight family bond led the way to Canberra.

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Raiders' injury crisis deepens

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring a try during the round 16 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on June 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's injury woes continue after Jack Wighton and Sandor Earl go down in 32-2 hammering by Rabbitohs.

Earl breaks silence to maintain innocence

Sandor Earl

Jon Tuxworth Canberra winger Sandor Earl has maintained his innocence following allegations of peptide use, but admits he expects to be summoned for an interview by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

League

Milford seeks Raiders contract release

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Storm player Billy Slater tackles Raiders player Anthony Milford. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth After a shocking home-game defeat on Sunday, Canberra Raiders could also be facing the second blow of the weekend with one of the team’s rising stars asking to be released from his contract.

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Saturday Serve

Raiders policy in pieces

Jon Tuxworth How do you solve a puzzle like Anthony Milford?

League

Robinson reels from twin blow

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Reece Robinson during warmups at the Raiders' captains run ahead of their match against the Roosters on Saturday
Filed: Friday, 9 August 2013 11:44:27 AM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth A missed chance to play NRL alongside his twin brother is believed to be behind Reece Robinson's form slide.

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Raiders continue dominance over Dragons

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth When a groggy Josh Dugan staggered off late in Canberra’s 22-18 win over St George Illawarra, the irony was lost on no-one.

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Nice guys finish last

Jon Tuxworth David Furner's sacking followed a number of incidents where a line wasn't drawn in the sand, writes Jon Tuxworth.

Live: Raiders v Sea Eagles

Blake Ferguson of the Raiders is tackled during the round nine NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles.

Jon Tuxworth Join League HQ for full, live coverage as the Raiders host the Sea Eagles, from 2pm.

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Reason for Earl's indifferent form revealed

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Jon Tuxworth Sandor Earl’s form for the Canberra Raiders this year mirrored someone whose head is stuck in the clouds. We now know why.

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Tupou seizes chance

Canberra Raiders player Bill Tupou during training at Raiders HQ.  3 July 2013

Jon Tuxworth He's only been a Raider for two months, but coach David Furner's sacking impacted Bill Tupou more than most.

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Injury no excuse for taking drugs, Civoniceva says

Sport
Raiders captains run at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth NRL great Petero Civoniceva hopes the Sandor Earl drugs scandal is the catalyst that cleans up the sport, and insists that injury is no excuse for taking short cuts.

League

Raiders cast coaching net wide

NCH SPORT. Pic of Knights Coach Wayne Bennett during training at Balance Oval, Mayfield.
1st AUGUST 2013. Picture by SIMONE DE PEAK.

Jon Tuxworth Wayne Bennett has been sounded out to provide informal advice to the Raiders on their new coach.

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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.