Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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Famous surnames no burden for junior Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Their uncles are rugby league royalty, but Canberra Raiders SG Ball coach Peter Marrapodi has backed his halves pairing Lachlan Croker and Lachlan Lewis to avoid being burdened by their famous...

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Josh McCrone next target in Canberra Raiders' retention spree

Josh McCrone at Raiders training last week.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have begun preliminary talks with Josh McCrone and his management as coach Ricky Stuart looks to continue his recent player-retention spree. 

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Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

Raiders star Brett White, right, is determined not to lose another home game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne. 

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Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa

Anthony Milford has been told by the Raiders to miss Samoa's clash with Fiji next month.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have told Anthony Milford he won't be playing for Samoa on May 3, with coach Ricky Stuart advising him to bypass the match to nurse a niggling medial ligament injury. 

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Canberra Raiders welcome back Joel Edwards for Storm NRL clash

Jack Wighton has the backing of his teammates to continue at five-eighth.

Jon Tuxworth Jarrod Croker says he's excited to be playing outside of young gun Jack Wighton.

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Canberra Raiders say revenge for last year's record Melbourne Storm loss won't be motivation

Josh McCrone played his 100th NRL game in last year's massive 68-4 loss to the Melbourne Storm.

Jon Tuxworth It was meant to be a day of celebration, but Canberra Raiders star Josh McCrone's 100th game against Melbourne last year is a day he'd prefer to forget.

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Raiders out to restore 'fortress' Canberra Stadium

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has implored his side to avoid complacency to snap their horror home streak. 

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Early debate over NSW halves 'crazy': Peter Sterling

Jon Tuxworth Halves battle between Jarrod Mullen and Terry Campese shapes as crucial in Saturday afternoon's clash.

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What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

David Shillington takes on the Kinights' pack.

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

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Canberra Raiders slump to record sixth straight NRL home loss against Newcastle Knights

Kinghts players celebrate a try against the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have crashed to a record sixth straight home defeat.

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Canberra Raiders win battle against AFL but fans have little to cheer

Josh Papalii drops the ball against the Knights.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne The Raiders have slumped to a record sixth consecutive home defeat at Canberra Stadium, the club’s worst losing streak at home since its inception in 1982.

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Canberra Raiders should stick with Jack Wighton at No.6: Ben Ikin

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Ben Ikin says the Raiders will reap the long-term benefits by sticking with Jack Wighton at five-eighth.

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Canberra Raiders forward Shaun Fensom could handle Origin: Parish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra and NSW Origin assistant coach Matt Parish believes Shaun Fensom is capable of breaking into the Blues side this year, labelling the Raiders lock ''the sort of player NSW could use''.

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Canberra Raiders chairman Allan Hawke spills the beans

In for the long haul: Raiders' chairman Allan Hawke.

Jon Tuxworth Will things change under the leadership of new Raiders chairman Allan Hawke? He speaks candidly to Jon Tuxworth.

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Tom Learoyd-Lahrs hell-bent on NRL return

Canberra Raiders player Tom Learoyd-Lahrs says he's ready for the challenge of NRL and earning a new contract.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs he faces a battle emerging from the NRL wilderness. 

Josh Papalii back for Canberra Raiders, Joel Edwards rested

Josh Papalii at Raiders training.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders representative star Josh Papalii has been named to make his comeback from injury in a major boost before Saturday afternoon's crucial home clash with Newcastle Knights.

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Joel Edwards' safety is paramount, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is adamant the welfare of Joel Edwards will be the club's sole focus when it decides whether the back rower will play this weekend after suffering back-to-back...

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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. 

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Anthony Milford ready for 'David v Goliath' battle with Greg Inglis

Raiders star Anthony Milford during training on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders legend Brett Mullins has urged Anthony Milford to choose quality over quantity in his battle with Greg Inglis.

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Canberra Raiders to keep faith in outside back stocks

Canberra youngster Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders are likely to resist recruiting outside back reinforcements, despite Edrick Lee's injury.