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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Canberra Raiders slash ticket prices for grand final reunion clash against Canterbury Bulldogs

Jon Tuxworth Canberra rugby league royalty will be on hand for the Raiders next home game against Canterbury, but ticket prices have been slashed to commemorate the club's last premiership in 1994. 

League

Dane Tilse backs Canberra Raiders to match Bulldogs' pack

Tilse  urged the team to use the club's 1994 premiership celebrations as motivation to lift and snap a four-game losing streak.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra prop Dane Tilse insists an understrength Raiders can match Canterbury's feared pack on Friday at Canberra Stadium, despite the absence of Josh Papalii, Paul Vaughan and Joel Edwards.

League

Leaner Michael Bani ready to spearhead Goulburn Bulldogs in Canberra Raiders Cup

Michael Bani is looking to impress with Goulburn this season.

Jon Tuxworth Michael Bani once weighed more than Green Machine props Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and David Shillington. 

Rugby League

Raiders v Bulldogs - what we learned

Sport
Canterbury Bulldogs player Josh Morris off loads during the game against the Raiders player.
The Canberra Times
17 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Five talking points from the Bulldogs' 28-16 win over the Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

League

Bulldogs belting 'nothing' without a Warriors whipping

David Shillington

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson RAIDERS skipper David Shillington said Friday night's comprehensive win over the top-of-the-table Bulldogs would count for nothing if Canberra could not complete its fairytale run to the NRL finals...

Rugby League

Bulldogs defiant following defeat

Former Roosters rugby league player james Aubusson quit league at age 24 and now coaches at Goulburn Stockman Rugby Club. James watches young players a have a game during registration for the season.  Sun Herald Sport. 19 February 2011 Photo by Simon Alekna.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn coach James Aubusson is hoping the cavalry arrives before it's too late to save the Dogs' season.

League

Canberra-Bulldogs round 25 blockbuster won't be broadcast live on WIN

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Stadium will be the only place to watch next Friday's Raiders-Canterbury match live, with WIN Television set to broadcast the blockbuster on delay into the capital.

League

Canberra Raiders Cup contender West Belconnen defies 'bottom' slur

Bobby Roberts in action.

Jon Tuxworth A lyric in West Belconnen's victory song says ''started at the bottom now we're here''. 

League

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii chance to return against Wests Tigers

Paul Vaughan will return from a one week suspension against the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Josh Papalii is a chance to return early from injury against Wests Tigers on Saturday.

League

Kurt Baptiste set to debut with the Canberra Raiders

Jack Wighton trains with the Blues in the build-up to Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating another late selection shake-up, with former Brisbane Broncos hooker Kurt Baptiste set to make his club debut for Canberra from the bench.

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart defends Anthony Milford benching

Sport
Raiders player Anthony Milford in action during the game against the Canterbury Bulldogs 
The Canberra Times
20 June 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has defended the move to start boom fullback Anthony Milford from the bench in Friday's 22-14 loss to Canterbury which virtually buried his side's remote finals...

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.

League

Helping Canberra Raiders avoid NRL wooden spoon is Josh Papalii's focus, not Origin selection

Josh Papalii is more focused on the Raiders than Origin selection.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Josh Papalii has vowed to do whatever it takes to help the club avoid "winning" its first wooden spoon in 32 years.

League

Goulburn beats a spirited Woden Valley in Canberra Raiders Cup

Goulburn player-coach Mick Picker.

Jon Tuxworth Late tries to Matt Worboys and Mitch Turner helped Goulburn cement a Canberra Raiders Cup top-four spot.

League

Canberra Raider Paul Vaughan faces one game suspension

Paul Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's forward pack has been further decimated with prop Paul Vaughan facing a one-match ban for a crusher tackle on Todd Lowrie in Monday night's 28-4 loss to Brisbane. 

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says club may cop more pain before a resurgence

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says he is as impatient as the club's restless fans, but the Raiders may have to endure ''a bit of short-term pain'' if the NRL franchise is to re-emerge as a premiership...

League

Jordan Macey second-half blitz inspires Roos to win over Scholars

Sport.  Canberra Region Rugby League, Queanbeyan Kangaroos vs Belconnen United Scholars at Freebody Oval.   Queanbeyan Kangaroos player Jordan Macey.  10 May 2014  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos coach Aaron Gorrell should bottle the half-time spray he aimed at Jordan Macey after the playmaker tore Belconnen United to shreds in a 36-18 win at Freebody Oval on Saturday.

League

West Belconnen continue Canberra Raiders Cup resurgence with draw against Goulburn

Goulburn player-coach Mick Picker.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn's Mick Picker says the days of West Belconnen being the competition ''easybeats'' are over.

League

Canberra Raiders close in on James Tedesco and Michael Ennis

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco is in the Raiders' sights.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are closing in on two of their key recruitment targets, with Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco and Canterbury captain Michael Ennis both in their sights.

League

Kevin Proctor narrows down suitors to Raiders and Storm

The hunt is on for Kevin Proctor.

Jon Tuxworth The race for Melbourne forward Kevin Proctor's signature is down to two clubs, with the Kiwi international to soon decide between the Canberra Raiders and the Storm.