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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Milford may have to wait for Origin debut: Maroons skipper

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.

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Anthony Milford 'can't have his cake and eat it too', selector says of Maroons, Samoa decision

Raider Anthony Milford will play for the Queensland under-20s team.

Jon Tuxworth Queensland and Australia selector Des Morris says flaws in representative eligibility laws need to be addressed.

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Milford named in Maroons squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford and Brisbane half Ben Hunt may battle it out for Queensland's bench utility role after both were named in a extended 22-man squad to play NSW in Origin II on...

Papalii can add grunt to Maroons

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 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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Departing Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford adamant he never second guessed move to Brisbane

Anthony Milford leaves the Raiders with positive memories.

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin Departing Canberra star Anthony Milford says he has never regretted deciding to move to Brisbane.

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Canberra Raiders quartet chosen in Australia's Four Nations train-on squad

Jack of all trades, Raiders utility Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Despite finishing second last, some Canberra Raiders stars have something to smile about.

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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

Things on the up in Canberra Raider Jarrod Croker's roller coaster ride

Jarrod Croker has been called into the Blues' squad for Origin III.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders centre Jarrod Croker didn't need to go to a theme park for a roller coaster ride this week. 

League

Slater urges Milford to embrace challenge of being the 'go to' man

Anthony Milford is tackled by Storm's Cooper Cronk on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Billy Slater says Anthony Milford must learn to deal with the pressure of being a marked man. 

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What we learnt: Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders

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Jon Tuxworth The Raiders were in the match for an hour, but were torn apart on the edges by the Storm when it counted.

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Justin Hodges was a strong performer for the Maroons.

Jon Tuxworth Who were the strong performers on the losing side?

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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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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 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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Anthony Milford to play for Queensland under-20s and bypass Samoa

Jon Tuxworth Queensland under-20s coach Kevin Walters has admitted he feels for Samoa after confirming Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford will bypass its crucial clash with Fiji on Saturday and play for the...

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Josh Papalii benched as Raiders look to rebound from Manly debacle

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii's quest to retain his Queensland Origin jumper just got tougher after he was dropped to the bench for Saturday's clash with New Zealand at Eden Park.

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Samoa coach Matt Parish calls for eligibility changes after Anthony Milford fiasco

Anthony Milford in action for the Queensland under-20s on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Samoa head coach Matt Parish believes the current representative eligibility rules could cripple the competitiveness of smaller nations.

League

Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese out to silence critics against Penrith Panthers

Terry Campese enjoys a joke with Anthony Milford at Raiders training on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra skipper Terry Campese wants to ''prove everyone wrong''.

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What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers

Jack Wighton was more impressive in the centres after failing to fire at five-eighth over the opening nine rounds.

Jon Tuxworth What we learned: Raiders v Panthers