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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Saturday Serve

NRL's X-Factor stars like Todd Carney seem drawn to scandal

Jon Tuxworth Todd Carney. Josh Dugan. Blake Ferguson. Joel Monaghan. What do they all have in common?

League

Canberra Raiders' plan could have helped dumped Cronulla star Todd Carney, says Alan Tongue

Disappointment: Todd Carney leaves Raiders HQ after being sacked in 2008.

Jon Tuxworth Sacked Cronulla star Todd Carney could have been one of the game's greats had he accepted Canberra Raiders' offer to help him.

League

Unwanted Canberra Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs on Melbourne Storm radar

On the outer: Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

Jon Tuxworth Unwanted Raider Tom Learoyd-Lahrs could reunite with former NSW Origin mentor Craig Bellamy at Melbourne.

League

Mitch Cornish not out to be Canberra Raiders saviour

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Mitch Cornish admits the pressure from Raiders fans to be the side's saviour once consumed him. 

League

Understrength Sharks take five to end Raiders’ season

Jarrod Croker

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's new coach will have a big task ahead of him after the Raiders ended their season from hell on Sunday with a sixth straight loss, 38-18 to an understrength Cronulla.

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League

Take us to the top, boys: Campese

SPORT: Raiders v Warriors at Canberra stadium, Bruce. Raiders players Edrick Lee scores in the winning try. 13th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese has urged the club's other exciting youngsters to join Edrick Lee and commit long term.

League

Wayward stars leave bitter taste for McIntyre

News
Canberra Raiders chairman John McIntyre will step down as chairman from his duties.
The Canberra Times
31 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Outgoing Raiders chairman John McIntyre believes the club may re-consider its future handling of wayward players.

League

Fall from grace imminent with Ferguson unlikely to front Raiders board

Blake Ferguson

Chris Wilson, Lee Gaskin, Jon Tuxworth ''I don't want to talk about it.''

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Rugby League

Raiders’ agony finally over for season 2013

SPORT: Raiders v Cronulla-Sutherland at Canberra stadium, Bruce..Raiders players react after the Sharks score another try . 8th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photograph by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Like Australia under Tony Abbott, the Canberra Raiders will be under ''new management'' in 2014.

League

McCrone defies odds to become club's lucky No.7

4 September 2012. Sport. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Raiders' Josh McCrone ahead of their semi-final match against the Cronulla Sharks.


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Jon Tuxworth Josh McCrone knows what it feels like to live in Todd Carney's shadow.

McCrone not fazed by taking on Carney

Josh McCrone

Jon Tuxworth JOSH McCRONE knows what it feels like to live in Todd Carney's shadow. But the Raiders playmaker insists clashing with the man who once forced to him to move to Penrith is a moot point for Sunday's...

Canberra to launch Carney blitz

Todd Carney.

Lee Gaskin, Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA have signalled their intention to smash the life out of former teammate Todd Carney to limit his influence in today's elimination final.

League

Key Raiders fit for Shark attack

Canberra Raiders training at HQ this morning, Sam Williams prepares to get a pass from David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Raiders coach David Furner has backed Sam Williams to withstand the physical intensity after he was cleared to return from injury for today's NRL elimination final against Cronulla.

League

Carney helps Cornish kickstart a promising career

Mitch Cornish.

Jon Tuxworth Toyota Cup FORMER Canberra star Todd Carney has been a pivotal figure in honing the game of a youngster the Raiders believe could be just as exciting.

League

Fiery Gallen accuses Papalii of 'dog shot'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Josh Papalii of the Raiders looks to offload 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 Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen accused Canberra’s Josh Papalii of a ‘‘dog shot’’ in an explosive aftermath to the Raiders' 34-16 win at Canberra Stadium.

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League

Dog put down for Slater attack

James Graham

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth James Graham committed one of the ''grubbiest acts'' in rugby league by biting Billy Slater's ear in the grand final and the NRL judiciary needs to ensure it never happens again, Canberra prop Brett...

Rugby League

Cronk could be a benchmark for promising McCrone

Jon Tuxworth Raiders playmaker Josh McCrone can emulate Queensland star Cooper Cronk and ease his way into the Origin cauldron from the bench, according to Canberra prop David Shillington.

League

McCrone could follow Cronk's lead off bench

Josh McCrone

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA prop David Shillington believes Josh McCrone can emulate Queensland star Cooper Cronk and ease his way into the Origin cauldron from the bench.

League

Tongue says compromise cannot be considered

Alan Tongue reflects on the completion of his 6 week program 'Deam' at at the Bimberi Youth Justice centre. 
11 December 2012
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times. 

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders legend Alan Tongue insists club culture cannot be compromised as troubled duo Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson fight to save their Raiders careers.

League

Raiders sack absent Dugan

Photo from Josh Dugan's Instagram account, which he captioned:

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders admit they had no choice but to ''set loose'' another local junior for poor behaviour after ripping up the contract of star fullback Josh Dugan on Thursday.