Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Papalii can add grunt to Maroons

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach David Furner believes Josh Papalii's maturity and big-game mentality has him well equipped to absorb the hype surrounding a potential rematch with Paul Gallen in State of Origin II.

Maroons say they don't need biff as Gallen and Papalii prepare for face-off

Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Former Queensland hooker Kerrod Walters says the Maroons won't be bothered by the NRL's hard-line stance on fighting, insisting they would view winning Origin II as the ultimate square-up.

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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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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 star Anthony Milford has 'decision to make': Josh Papalii

On the boil: Anthony Milford keeps up his strong form against the Rabbitohs.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii has admitted Anthony Milford has ''a decision to make'' as the battle for his services with Brisbane intensifies.

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Shillo to prove Origin axing wrong

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have backed dumped Maroons prop David Shillington to rebound from his Origin axing.

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Papalii pumped for epic debut

Jon Tuxworth One's a raw-boned rookie, the other is etched into State of Origin folklore.

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Papalii Origin tough: Campese

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese has backed Josh Papalii to prove his worth at Origin level on Wednesday.

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What we learned: Raiders vs Cowboys

SPORT: Canberra Raiders V North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.  Cowboys player James Tamou clashes with   Raiders player David Shillington.. . 7th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth All the major talking points from the Raiders' 26-18 win over the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.

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Berrigan calls for Papalii to start Origin

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Josh Papalii looks to pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Suncorp Stadium on June 25, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Former Maroons stalwart Shaun Berrigan has called for Josh Papalii to start for Queensland in Origin III, insisting they're missing a trick by allowing him to cool his heels on the bench.

State of Origin

Berrigan wants Papalii firing from kick-off

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Jon Tuxworth Former Maroons stalwart Shaun Berrigan has called for Josh Papalii to start for Queensland in Origin III, insisting they're missing a trick by allowing him to cool his heels on the bench.

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Papalii keen to pile pain on spurned Eels

Sport. Raiders captain's run at West Belconnen. Josh Papalii. July 19th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Jon Tuxworth Eels coach Ricky Stuart must have watched Josh Papalii's rise to a Maroons jersey through gritted teeth.

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Milford wants to make Canberra home

SPORT: Canberra Raiders V North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.  Raiders player Anthony Milford makes a break to score the last try . 7th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Raiders star Josh Papalii hopes he and Anthony Milford will be ‘‘Raiders forever’’ after youngster’s stunning display.

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Judiciary could decide Papalii's Origin fate

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Jon Tuxworth A moment of madness could cost Josh Papalii a maiden Queensland jersey after he was placed on report in Canberra’s 30-18 win over Brisbane at Canberra Stadium on Monday night.

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Injury no excuse for taking drugs, Civoniceva says

Sport
Raiders captains run at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth NRL great Petero Civoniceva hopes the Sandor Earl drugs scandal is the catalyst that cleans up the sport, and insists that injury is no excuse for taking short cuts.

League

Dive into league pays off for Bateman

Jon Tuxworth A few years ago, Luke Bateman was considering chasing Olympic glory in the pool.

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Wiki backs Papalii for Kangaroos

Raiders player Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth He fought in vain to convince Josh Papalii to play for New Zealand, but Ruben Wiki insists there will be no bitterness if the Canberra Raiders star plays for the old enemy in the World Cup.

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Josh Papalii named in World Cup squad

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Josh Papalii during the Raiders Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium.  9 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's remarkable rise is complete after he was named in Australia's 24-man World Cup squad.

League

What we learned: Raiders v Knights

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12:  Sandor Earl of the Raiders is tackled by Chris Houston of the Knights during the round nine NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Josh Papalii, Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl's devastating right-edge partnership is back.

Gallen versus Papalii round two? The Shark's not biting

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan insists Paul Gallen won't be driven by a desire to ''square up'' with Josh Papalii on Sunday after he accused the Canberra enforcer of a ''dog shot'' last season.

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