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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Raiders quartet chosen in Australia's Four Nations train-on squad

Jon Tuxworth Despite finishing second last, some Canberra Raiders stars have something to smile about.

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Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii takes baby steps in return to form

Josh Papalii has had a difficult year with the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii is getting ready for some sleepless nights.

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Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker re-signs and on Kangaroos radar

Jarrod Croker is set to be rewarded for a great season with a new Raiders deal and a Wallabies train-on squad berth.

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has re-signed and is in the mix for the Australian train-on squad.

Josh Papalii back for Canberra Raiders, Joel Edwards rested

Josh Papalii at Raiders training.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders representative star Josh Papalii has been named to make his comeback from injury in a major boost before Saturday afternoon's crucial home clash with Newcastle Knights.

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Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa

Anthony Milford has been told by the Raiders to miss Samoa's clash with Fiji next month.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have told Anthony Milford he won't be playing for Samoa on May 3, with coach Ricky Stuart advising him to bypass the match to nurse a niggling medial ligament injury. 

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Milford may have to wait for Origin debut: Maroons skipper

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.

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Canberra desperate to end Country Rugby League championships drought

Jon Tuxworth Jack Giddings has shared a coaching box with Craig Bellamy, but the pair's approach couldn't be more different. 

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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.

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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.

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Payten's past has no place in plan to punt his old team

Todd Payten

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra player Todd Payten is plotting to bring down the Raiders in Sunday's under-20s grand final, but the rookie coach has criticised the manner in which Tim Sheens's messy departure has...

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Former Raider takes Wests Tigers to grand final victory

Jon Tuxworth The irony certainly wasn't lost on Todd Payten.

Shillington throws weight behind Sheens

David Shillington

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA skipper David Shillington knows a thing or two about rallying behind a besieged coach after the club's late-season run helped ease pressure on Raiders coach David Furner.

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Shillington backs under-fire Sheens

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18:  David Shillington of the Raiders runs the ball during the round 24 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium on August 18, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper David Shillington knows a thing or two about rallying behind a besieged coach after the club's late-season run helped ease the pressure on Raiders mentor David Furner.

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Raiders keen to give coach Kimmorley the nod

Brett Kimmorley

Jon Tuxworth Former premiership halfback Brett Kimmorley has emerged as a genuine contender to take on an assistant coaching role at Canberra next season.

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Furner has Red Devil of a plan to pick up tips from Sir Alex

Raider coach David Furner.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach David Furner is hopeful of picking the brain of one of sport's all-time great coaches.

Well, David, I could use a Campese …

David Furner and Robbie Deans

Jon Tuxworth HE HAS already lured Israel Folau to the dark side, so the sight of Wallabies coach Robbie Deans at Canberra Raiders training would normally incite panic at NRL HQ.

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Deans visits Raiders for a goss, not spot of poaching

SPORT - Raiders coach David Furner talks with Wallabies Coach Robbie Deans who dropped in at Raiders training . Bruce. Canberra                                                                                                                                                                                 31st January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth He's already lured Israel Folau to the dark side, and the sight of Wallabies coach Robbie Deans at Canberra Raiders training would normally incite panic at NRL HQ.

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Shillington sees Warriors clash as ideal warm-up for Test

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  David Shillington of the Raiders wipes sweat off his face during the round two NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Skilled Park on March 17, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington rates Saturday's clash against New Zealand Warriors as a perfect Test audition, and is desperate to retain his place in Australia's side for next week's Test...

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Versatile Gidley has no fear of warming the bench

SPORT: Australia v New Zealand test match. Kurt Gidley outside the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. 15th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth The last player to wear the green and gold No.14 jersey in an Anzac Test spent 80 minutes chained to the bench.

Walters says he's ready to coach

Kevin Walters

Jon Tuxworth Kevin Walters says he would be ''silly'' not to put his hand up to be the next Canberra Raiders coach, adamant he's ready to lead an NRL club after a long apprenticeship under coaching greats.