Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth


What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Jon Tuxworth David Shillington sent a reminder to Queensland State of Origin selectors.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders stars would back NRL lifting tackle ban

Raiders star Dane Tilse said the game would  survive without the lifting tackle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra forwards Dane Tilse and Paul Vaughan have thrown their support behind calls for the NRL to ban lifting tackles in the wake of the career-ending injury to Newcastle's Alex McKinnon. 

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders and Newcastle prepare for tough game

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has squared off with Wayne Bennett often enough to know his teams thrive on adversity. 


Raiders get revenge on Dugan

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Josh Dugan of the Dragons is hit in a high tackle during the round 20 match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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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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.


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.

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.


Robinsons dream of playing on same team

1st SEPTEMBER 2010 - SPORT - PHOTO BY MARINA NEIL - STORY JAMES BUCKELY - THE CANBERRA TIMES - Twin brothers and rugby league players, Reece Robinson for the Canberra Raiders and Travis Robinson for the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.   SPECIAL 1

Jon Tuxworth If the Robinson twins had their way, they'd be playing their first NRL match together on the same team.

Twin terrors: Robinson lads finally meet on centre stage

Reece Robinson

Jon Tuxworth If the Robinson twins had their way, they'd be playing their first NRL match together on the same team, not against each other.


Furner's perfect record means nothing, says Ikin

30 April 2012. Sport  Journalist Jon Tuxworth. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Canberra Raider coach David Furner speaks to the media during  the Raiders Recovery session at CISAC.

Jon Tuxworth Wayne Bennett's place in coaching folklore is assured, while David Furner's job security is questioned ad nauseum.


In a nutshell: Raiders v Knights

29July -The Canberra Times-Sport-Story Jon Tuxworth- Photo Melissa Adams.
Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium,Bruce. Raiders players, Josh Dugan, Joe Picker and Jarrod Croker leave the field after losing to the Knights. 


Jon Tuxworth Canberra has established itself as one of the best frontrunners in the NRL and has only won one game from behind this year. It never looked like changing that statistic yesterday.


'I feel your pain, but that's footy,' Bennett tells Furner

 Knights training at Balance field, Mayfield.
 Image shows coach Wayne Bennett.
12th April 2012     pic     Darren Pateman

Jon Tuxworth He's the game's most decorated coach, but Newcastle mentor Wayne Bennett has felt the pain of leaving Canberra Stadium a shattered man more than most.


Passions collide for Robinson

24 August 2012 Sport, Journalist, The Canberra Times Photo by Jay Cronan. Canberra Raider players Josh Papalii and Reece Robinson after winning the game against the Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth As a child, a shattered Reece Robinson protested with the Rabbitohs Army when his beloved South Sydney was booted out of the league.


Knights move may spark Waddell's career

Travis Waddell.

Jon Tuxworth Travis Waddell believes a change of scenery could be the tonic needed to save his NRL career, with Newcastle poised to offer the discarded Canberra hooker a lifeline.

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A good Knight for All Star Waddell

Travis Waddell

Jon Tuxworth Discarded Canberra Raiders hooker Travis Waddell is set to resurrect his NRL career at Newcastle after his surprise selection in the Indigenous All Stars squad on Wednesday.

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Former skipper backs Robinson for fullback

SPORT - Reece Robinson  trains at Raiders HQ,  Bruce,  Canberra.                                                                                         14th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Former Raiders fullback and captain Clinton Schifcofske has endorsed Reece Robinson as the club's next long term No. 1, and believes he can add more variety to Canberra's attack.

Rugby League

Furner, Bennett wonder how to counter the yo-yo effect

9th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Chris Dutton  Canberra Times Photo by Colleen Petch. Coach David Furner scratches his head at the $10000 fine the NRL has handed down

Jon Tuxworth David Furner and Wayne Bennett are at different ends of the coaching spectrum but their main concern is identical - bridging the yawning chasm between their side's best and worst.


Canberra has edge despite Bennett: Hagan

Wayne Bennett.

Jon Tuxworth FORMER Newcastle coach Michael Hagan believes the Knights are starting to play more like the St George Illawarra Dragons in their premiership-winning year under Wayne Bennett - but that could be good...

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Obstruction rule baffles Bennett

 Knights Season launch at Surf house. Image shows Wayne Bennett.
1st March 2013   pic     Darren Pateman

Jon Tuxworth Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett has branded the policing of the obstruction rule a “minefield’’.


Bronco on the radar

Raiders target Dane Gagai

Jon Tuxworth Canberra is hopeful Dane Gagai's strong relationship with Raiders development officer David Hamilton will be the ace up their sleeve in their battle to sign the discarded Bronco.