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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby League

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...

League

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.

League

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.

League

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

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.

League

Berrigan takes swipe at Blake

Shaun Berrigan

Jon Tuxworth Retiring Raider Shaun Berrigan has launched a parting shot at sacked teammate Blake Ferguson.

Rugby League

Reliving the Raiders' year from hell

Jon Tuxworth ■ NOVEMBER 24, 2012: Blake Ferguson is fined $5000 by the Raiders and ordered to do community work after being ejected from Canberra's Foreshore music festival for allegedly spitting on patrons.

Rugby League

Raiders riding on brotherly love

Jon Tuxworth Tight family bond led the way to Canberra.

Rugby League

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

Sport
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.

League

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.

Rugby League

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.

Saturday Serve

Raiders policy in pieces

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

League

Robinson reels from twin blow

Sport
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.

League

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.

League

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.

Rugby League

Raiders v Bulldogs - what we learned

Sport
Canterbury Bulldogs player Josh Morris off loads during the game against the Raiders player.
The Canberra Times
17 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Five talking points from the Bulldogs' 28-16 win over the Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

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.

League

Ferguson refuses to rub sweet win in

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Blake Ferguson of the Raiders scores 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 Blake Ferguson is fed up with being reminded about his sledge he left Cronulla ‘‘because I want to win a premiership’’.