Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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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.

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Tamou's Kangaroos call-up no shock for Raiders prop

Jon Tuxworth Kangaroos and Raiders prop David Shillington has backed the inclusion of Cowboys bolter James Tamou on the Australian bench for Friday's Anzac Test match.

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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Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii set to bring down North Queensland Cowboys

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Josh Papalii
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:59 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Three months ago, Josh Papalii and North Queensland's stars were teammates.

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What we learned: North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders

Kyle Feldt.

Jon Tuxworth The big talking points from the clash between the Raiders and the Cowboys

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Loss to North Queensland Cowboys shows Canberra Raiders where the gaps are

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys smiles during the post match press conference after winning the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canberra Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth After letting a 16-0 lead slip from their grasp, Saturday's 28-22 loss to North Queensland in Townsville will sting the Canberra Raiders.

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NRL: Laurie Daley, Brad Fittler and Brett Kenny back Jack Wighton's switch to five-eighth for Canberra Raiders

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler believes Ricky Stuart's Terry Campese-Jack Wighton Raiders halves gamble will be worth it.

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NRL: North Queensland Cowboys loss to sting Canberra Raiders

Paul Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth After letting a 16-0 lead slip from their grasp, Saturday’s 28-22 loss to North Queensland in Townsville will sting the Canberra Raiders.

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NRL: Be patient with young Raider Jack Wighton, says Laurie Daley

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:00 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Laurie Daley has warned not to expect Jack Wighton to become the next ''Johnathan Thurston straight away''.

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Auckland Nines: Ricky Stuart's team is on the money

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Luke Bateman during Raiders' training on Wednesday afternoon.
Filed: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 4:22:03 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Luke Bateman helping the Canberra Raiders launch the Auckland Nines launch was a clear message from Ricky Stuart.

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Kimmorley to stay at Raiders but in altered role

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Canberra Raiders new assistant Coach Brett Kimmorley
10 December 2012
The Canberra Times
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Brett Kimmorley has given a strong indication he will remain on the Canberra Raiders' coaching staff next season, easing fears he would walk after Ricky Stuart was installed as head coach.

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Canberra Raiders' youngsters can use Cup as proving ground: Ricky Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Anthony Milford from the Raiders in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart wants star rookies Paul Vaughan and Anthony Milford to show their quality at the World Cup.

Papalii's future flying high

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Jon Tuxworth Ruben Wiki says Josh Papalii's game-breaking ability can give Australia's ageing pack a new dimension.

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Canberra brothers helping USA defy the critics

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Stephen Howard has pledged to ''stick it up'' the USA's critics by helping them to a dream World Cup clash with Australia.

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Raiders riding on brotherly love

Jon Tuxworth Tight family bond led the way to Canberra.

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Josh Papalii's family has faith in their boy for World Cup

Sport. Canberra Raiders and Kangaroos representative player, Josh
Papalii's family at their Weetangerra home, will gather to watch him
play in the World Cup match on Saturday on TV. L to R rear, father
Patrick, brother, John, mother Luama and sisters, Crystal, left and
Tina. November 28th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Jon Tuxworth It was Josh Papalii's father, Patrick, who urged him to choose Australia over New Zealand. But Patrick Papalii couldn't convince Anthony Milford to remain at the Raiders long term.

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Wighton gets skipper's nod for Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese has backed youngster Jack Wighton as the ideal replacement for Blake Ferguson at centre.

League

Shortened finals likely after rain

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders Cup finals series is likely to be condensed by a week to accommodate Sunday's washed-out fixtures.

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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.

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Rams squander a half-time lead to miss finals spot

Mitch Vincent scores a try for the Woden Valley Rams during the game against Belconnen United Scholars.

Jon Tuxworth The sight of Woden Valley skipper Josh Burns with his head in his hands after Saturday's loss to Belconnen United said it all.