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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brother in awe of Aubusson's part in helping Roosters to the decider

Jon Tuxworth He walked away from the NRL at just 24 and is about to watch his younger sibling Mitch play a second grand final.

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Canberra raided as younger Cornish leaves for Roosters

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Jon Tuxworth THE Canberra Raiders may have locked up Toyota Cup halfback Mitch Cornish for the long term, but his younger brother Tyler looks set to fly the coop after being offered a deal by the Sydney Roosters.

Ferguson to play against the Roosters

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce.   Blake Ferguson emerges from near the Raiders change room. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Blake Ferguson has been named to make his NRL return against the Roosters this Saturday

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Raiders keep Dogs at bay and get ready for the Roosters

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Jon Tuxworth IT SHAPES as the Canberra Raiders' biggest home match in two years, with the potential to make or break their season.

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Jarrod Croker on track to re-write Canberra Raiders records

Blood runs green: Jarrod Croker is close to a new deal with Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Jarrod Croker used to joke he would become the Raiders' top points scorer. It's no joke now.

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David Pangai hopes brothers learn from his mistakes after guiding Queanbeyan Blues to grand final

SPORT:  The Canberra Raiders Cup first grade major semi final at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan Blues v Queanbeyan Kangaroos: centre: Blues player Dave Pangai celebrates his try ..  24th August 2014 .  Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues forward David Pangai kicks himself reguarly over squandering his chance at the big time.

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Canberra Raiders sign Sisa Waqa to two-year deal

Sisa Waqa, pictured here playing for the Melbourne Storm, is set to join the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have signed Melbourne Storm winger Sisa Waqa for the next two years. 

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Canberra Raiders' plan could have helped dumped Cronulla star Todd Carney, says Alan Tongue

Disappointment: Todd Carney leaves Raiders HQ after being sacked in 2008.

Jon Tuxworth Sacked Cronulla star Todd Carney could have been one of the game's greats had he accepted Canberra Raiders' offer to help him.

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NRL's X-Factor stars like Todd Carney seem drawn to scandal

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Jon Tuxworth Todd Carney. Josh Dugan. Blake Ferguson. Joel Monaghan. What do they all have in common?

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Paul Vaughan challenges Canberra Raiders to continue round of upsets to avoid wooden spoon

Paul Vaughan is adamant the Raiders can avoid the wooden spoon.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan has challenged the side.

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Canberra Raiders out to break 'milestone curse' for Shaun Fensom's 100th match

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Jon Tuxworth Raiders news, team naming this afternoon.

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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.

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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

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Josh Mansour, James Tedesco on Canberra Raiders' wishlist

Josh Mansour in action against the Raiders last weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Josh Mansour, James Tedesco and their manager Sam Ayoub have met with the Canberra Raiders.

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Canberra Raiders fall foul of Titans’ gamesmanship

Greg Bird of the Titans struggles to get off a tackled player as referee Brett Suttor looks on.

Jon Tuxworth NRL rules committee member Darren Lockyer says the belief some teams are deliberately conceding penalties to reset their defensive line under pressure is likely to be discussed, admitting it’s...

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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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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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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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Cornish to make long-awaited NRL debut

Mitch Cornish enjoys a joke at Raiders training on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth If his mother had her way, Mitch Cornish would idolise Harry Kewell, not Ricky Stuart or Laurie Daley.

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Canberra Raiders smash North Queensland Cowboys to snap three-game losing streak

Canberra fullback Anthony Milford on the run against North Queensland.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra showed with a 42-12 win over a depleted North Queensland that it won't give up on this NRL season without a fight.