Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth


Tilse urges core group to save season

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop challenges Raiders' experienced players to lift as injuries threaten to ruin season.


Shortened finals likely after rain

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders Cup finals series is likely to be condensed by a week to accommodate Sunday's washed-out fixtures.


Woolford tells Raiders it would be a crime to ignore Blues star Chudleigh

Sport.   Belconnen Scholars player Bobby Roberts, centre, gets tackled during the game at Seiffert Oval. 29 June 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Simon Woolford has urged the Canberra Raiders to take a chance on hooker Josh Chudleigh next year.


Warriors on the rise

Jon Tuxworth New West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau is confident he can help bring the Warriors back from the brink.


Blues get timely title reminder

Bushranger Reinhold Kamilo is tackled.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues were given a timely warning they can't expect to coast to the title in a 42-30 win over Tuggeranong.

Rugby League

York wins McIntyre Medal in a thriller

Sport: Raiders Cup Season Launch. Left: Daniel York from Goulburn Workers and Trevor Thurling from Queanbeyan Blues. 17th of April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths.

Jon Tuxworth Hard working lock Daniel York was rewarded for an outstanding Canberra Raiders Cup season by winning the Les McIntyre Medal as the competition’s best and fairest player.


Friends become foes

Sport. The opposing rugby league coaches, who work together in a cleaning business, will line up against each other for this weekend's Canberra Raiders Cup grand final at Sieffert Oval. At left is Aaron Gorrell of the Queanbeyan Kangaroos and his boss, Simon Woolford of the Queanbeyan Kangaroos. August 29th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Coaches Simon Woolford and Aaron Gorrell want to take each other to the cleaners in Sunday's Canberra Raiders Cup grand final.


Macey the villain and hero

Queanbeyan Blues v Queanbeyan Kangaroos.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos grand final hero Jordan Macey thought he'd thrown the grand final away.


Waddell keeps head above water to reach half ton

Canberra Raiders player Travis Waddell.

Jon Tuxworth It wasn't that long ago Travis Waddell feared he may be thrown on the NRL scrap heap before his career had really begun.


Woolford helps 'Tongan Tornado' case

14   April  2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Belconnen United Scholars player Tsai Tui heads to the goal posts to score against the Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Northbourne Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Belconnen United will use a character reference from Canberra Raiders legend Simon Woolford to help ''cleanskin'' prop Tsai Tui beat a high-tackle charge and play in Sunday's grand final against...

Rugby League

Basics to fire Canberra

Sandor Earl at Raiders' training on Friday morning. 
22 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Chris Wilson, Jon Tuxworth In terms of NRL attacking football, the scoreboard makes it look like popguns at 10 paces.


Home grown hooker

Canberra Raiders player Matt McIlrick at home in Macgregor.

Jon Tuxworth HELPING his home town Christchurch rebuild after last year's massive earthquake was the toughest experience of Matt McIlwrick's life.

Manly's Ballin in Canberra crosshairs

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are considering making a play for classy Manly hooker Matt Ballin following speculation he may be forced out of Brookvale.


Raiders furious about GWS grant

David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth THE TURF war between the Canberra Raiders and Greater Western Sydney has spilled into the Riverina, with Raiders boss Don Furner labelling the AFL as mercenaries following Wagga City Council's...


Ballin set to brush Canberra

Matt Ballin

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are resigned to missing out on the prize signature of Matt Ballin after failing to hear back from the Manly hooker's management this week.


Raiders' mid-season report card

04 June 2012 NEWS/SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Tuxworth/Gaskin. Canberra Raiders coach, David Furner, holds a press conference at Raiders HQ following Saturday night's 40-0 thrashing by the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth League great Terry Lamb has dealt with his fair share of coaching pressure, and says David Furner must stick to his guns at the Raiders.


Matt's chance to impress

Jon Tuxworth His younger brother Kevin is living the high life as a Gold Coast Titan, but Matt Gordon insists he'll be more than happy with his lot when he represents Canberra against Northern Rivers at Cessnock...


Fensom says Raiders are ready to raise the bar in defence

Pic shows Raiders player, Shaun Fensom during training at Raiders HQ, Bruce.

Jon Tuxworth He's the Canberra Raiders' defensive barometer whose commitment and desire is unquestioned.


Seu Seu in Canberra's sights

Cessnock's Terrance Seu Seu

Jon Tuxworth They made a failed play for star Manly hooker Matt Ballin, but could a cut-price former Sea Eagle emerge as a bolter to solve Canberra's hooker woes?

Rugby league

Waddell urged to seize the moment

The Canberra Raiders train at the club's headquarters in Bruce. Hooker Travis Waddell.

Jon Tuxworth Former Raiders skipper Alan Tongue has urged Travis Waddell to seize his chance when the NRL's least experienced starting hooker clashes with the best dummy-half in the game, Melbourne's Cameron...