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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Former Canberra Raiders coach Andrew McFadden insists he can revive New Zealand Warriors in NRL

Jon Tuxworth Andrew McFadden left the Canberra Raiders coaching staff because he felt ''a bit stale'', but he has unwavering belief he's the man to breath fresh life into the New Zealand Warriors.

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Kiwi Papalii set to ditch New Zealand

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22:  John Papalii of the Raiders makes a break during the round 20 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Toyota Stadium on July 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Queensland has firmed as favourite to beat New Zealand in their battle over Josh Papalii, with the Canberra Raiders star tipped to pledge his allegiance to the Maroons by as soon as Monday.

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Canberra Raiders centre Jack Wighton sidelined with a broken thumb

Jack Wighton of the Raiders

Jon Tuxworth The State of Origin hopes of Canberra star Jack Wighton have been dashed, the star centre facing four to eight weeks on the sideline with a broken thumb sustained in Saturday's loss to Wests Tigers.

Netball

Australian Diamonds to play England at Canberra in October

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Diamonds will play in the capital for the second straight year against England in October. 

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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. 

League

Greats back Raiders star Paul Vaughan to emulate Brenton Lawrence's rise

Paul Vaughan

Jon Tuxworth Former Country forward Andrew Ryan has backed Canberra's Paul Vaughan to make the same whirlwind progression as Manly's Brenton Lawrence, adamant big, fast and agile props will soon be the norm in...

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McCrone urges Papalii to use Test dumping as spur

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12:  Josh Papalii of the Raiders looses the ball in a tackle during the round 6 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders utility Josh McCrone has urged teammate Josh Papalii to use his dumping from Australia's Test team as the spur to return to his explosive best.

League

Ricky Stuart blames himself after 'embarrassing' Raiders belted at Brookvale

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Jon Tuxworth He didn't miss a tackle or drop a ball but coach Ricky Stuart blamed himself for the Raiders' 54-18 loss to Manly.

League

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.

League

We need to be more professional: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Raiders players look dejected after conceding a try during the round 8 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval on April 27, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says only improved professionalism will help solve the club's worrying on-field consistency as the Raiders deal with the fallout from Sunday's woeful 54-18 loss to Manly.

League

What we learnt: Raiders v Sea Eagles

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Raiders players look dejected after conceding a try during the round 8 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval on April 27, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the clash between the Canberra Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles.

League

Josh Papalii benched as Raiders look to rebound from Manly debacle

Josh Papalii

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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Papalii, Shillington benched as Raiders seek redemption in NZ

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth Queensland Origin representative forwards Josh Papalii and David Shillington have been dropped to the bench for the Canberra Raiders clash with New Zealand Warriors in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

League

Terry Campese backs Raiders star Josh Papalii to return to explosive best

Raiders forward Josh Papalii.

Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese believes an impact role off the bench could suit Josh Papalii against the Warriors.

League

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

Jack Wighton five-eighth experiment not scrapped yet: Canberra Raiders

The Raiders haven't ruled out re-uniting Jack Wighton and Terry Campese in the halves after this weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton five-eighth experiment isn't scrapped just yet, the Canberra Raiders insist.

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Canberra Raiders' Mosese Pangai's long journey back to the NRL

Mosese Pangai trains with the Raiders this week.

Jon Tuxworth Mosese Pangai, a 107-kilogram winger, has had more NRL clubs than NRL matches.

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''.

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart blasts referees after controversial NRL loss to Penrith Panthers

Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart launched a scathing spray at the referees after Canberra's 26-20 loss to Penrith on Sunday.

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Dragons in talks to sign Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Another big-name Canberra Raider could sign with St George Illawarra within weeks.

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