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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Saturday Serve

Thinking of the little children would ease any Blues remorse for a Queenslander

Jon Tuxworth I bleed Maroon and I'm as Queensland as the Big Pineapple. But NSW needs to win Origin this year.


Queanbeyan Blues edge out Goulburn in slogfest

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford praised his side's toughness and grit in difficult conditions in a 22-12 top-of-the-table victory over Goulburn at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.


Kangaroos out to turn tables on Blues

Jon Tuxworth Last year's grand final loss still hurts, but Kangaroos' Jordan Macey believes it could provide a blueprint to a premiership.


Reserve Roos upset Blues

11 September 2011, sport, story by James Buckley, Canberra Times picture by STUART WALMSLEY. Canberra Raiders Cup first grade grand final between Queanbeyan Roos and Queanbeyan Blues at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan. Peter Hunt with the trophy.

Jon Tuxworth The Kangaroos' reserve-grade side secured the biggest upset of the year to add salt to the Blues' wounds on Sunday.

Rugby League

Daley keeps McCrone on radar for Blues' utility role

Josh McCrone

Jon Tuxworth NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley has no qualms thrusting Josh McCrone into the Blues' utility bench role, declaring his chances won't be harmed if he doesn't spend time at hooker with Canberra.


Dugan hungry for Blues recall

SPORT - Tuggeranong junior's and now Raiders fullback Josh Dugan with 10year old Tom Grace who is also a Tuggeranong Junior to help promote local club registration day. Bruce. Canberra                                                                        31st January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Josh Dugan is ready to launch a full-blooded challenge to reclaim his NSW jersey, declaring himself the fittest he has ever been at this stage of the year.


No baby Blues for Duges

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Josh Dugan wants his NSW Blues jersey back for Origin redemption in July, but says he'd sacrifice any game to be present for the birth of his first child.

Parential guidance tops Dugan's Blues agenda

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA RAIDERS fullback Josh Dugan wants his NSW Blues jersey back for Origin redemption, but says he will sacrifice any game to be present for the birth of his first child.

Sing it from the rooftops: how Raiders renegades became Blues brothers

Josh Dugan.

Jon Tuxworth The whirlwind transformation of Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan from booze brothers to Blues brothers is complete after Dugan was named in the NSW side on Sunday for State of Origin II.

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Blues need Blake: Mundine

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Blake Ferguson of the Blues trains during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin training session at North Sydney Oval on May 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth But NSWRL boss David Trodden says it would be ''almost impossible'' for Ferguson to play in Origin III.


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.


Blues dedicate premiership to fallen comrade


Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues dedicated their Canberra Raiders Cup reserve grade premiership to the memory of Jay Lasscock after edging out Goulburn in an emotion-charged grand final.


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.


Campese enjoys six appeal for the Blues

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Terry Campese of the Raiders is pictured during the round four NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on March 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth with AAP Premiership-winning coach Warren Ryan has backed Canberra playmaker Terry Campese to press hard for an Origin recall after his brilliant display against Wests Tigers on Monday.

Campese's charge at Tigers line put him in red-hot contention for Blues No.6 jersey

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth PREMIERSHIP-WINNING coach Warren Ryan has backed Canberra playmaker Terry Campese to press hard for an Origin recall after his brilliant display against Wests Tigers on Monday.


Learoyd-Lahrs to use Country hitout to regain his Blues jersey

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs with Todd Carney in support at Country Rugby League training in Mudgee. Picture by Sandy Smith/Mudgee 

Jon Tuxworth Sometime last season, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs received a phone call of encouragement from Paul Gallen.


Ferguson a bolter for the Blues

MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22:  Blake Ferguson of Country is tackled during the ARL Origin match between Country and City at Glen Willow Sporting Complex on April 22, 2012 in Mudgee, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders winger Blake Ferguson handed NSW selectors another potential selection headache with an outstanding performance in Country's 24-22 loss to City at Mudgee yesterday.


Canberra Raiders clear Josh Papalii of any breach

John and Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra club clear star forward after reports of a crowd disturbance at Sunday's Canberra Raiders Cup semi-final.


Goulburn eliminate West Belconnen in Canberra Raiders Cup semi

Goulburn and Belconnen players brawl at the end of Sunday’s match.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn coach Mick Picker believes it ''would be silly'' if disciplinary action is taken after their 16-10 elimination final win ended in punches at Goulburn Workers Arena on Sunday. 


Dragons legend Matt Cooper urges club to stick with Dugan at centre

Former Dragons centre Matt Cooper says Josh Dugan should remain at centre.

Jon Tuxworth St George Illawarra legend Matt Cooper has implored the Dragons to persevere with Josh Dugan at centre, admitting he was shocked at how quickly he's adapted to the position.