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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Queanbeyan Blues reverse last year's extra-time heartache with grand final win over Goulburn

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford played 262 NRL games, but his last premiership as a player was as a 17-year-old. 

League

David Pangai hopes brothers learn from his mistakes after guiding Queanbeyan Blues to grand final

SPORT:  The Canberra Raiders Cup first grade major semi final at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan Blues v Queanbeyan Kangaroos: centre: Blues player Dave Pangai celebrates his try ..  24th August 2014 .  Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues forward David Pangai kicks himself reguarly over squandering his chance at the big time.

League

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.

Saturday Serve

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

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

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.

League

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.

League

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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League

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.

League

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.

League

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.

League

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.

League

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.

League

Blues dedicate premiership to fallen comrade

Lasscock

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.

League

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.

League

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 
Guardian.

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

League

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.

League

Juniors realise grand final dreams in local rugby league deciders

SPORT: Junior rugby league grand finals at Canberra Stadium in Bruce. Under 16s Zone 1 grand final between West Belconnen Gold and Queanbeyan United Blues. From left, Gold players Dustin Lister and Harry Brown celebrate a try.14th September 2014 . Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Stadium may not have been a successful hunting ground for the Canberra Raiders this year, but the region's best juniors were able to live out their dreams when the Canberra junior rugby...