Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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Canberra Raiders say revenge for last year's record Melbourne Storm loss won't be motivation

Jon Tuxworth It was meant to be a day of celebration, but Canberra Raiders star Josh McCrone's 100th game against Melbourne last year is a day he'd prefer to forget.

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Cornish impressive in trial as Raiders see off Storm without injuries

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart was only concerned with one number after Saturday's 20-12 trial win in Melbourne - zero injuries.

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Storm lashing not end of the world, Lockyer tells Canberra

Joel Thompson

Jon Tuxworth Brisbane great Darren Lockyer has urged Canberra to use the embarrassing 68-4 meltdown to Melbourne as motivation to ''prove a point'' and revive their tattered finals hopes.

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Storm rains on Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Storm proves rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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Perfect Storm raise alarm for rivals after brutal demolition

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce.  Raiders player Joel Thompson looks dejected after the Storm score another try. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth It was one of the darkest days in Raiders history. But it was also a match where a clinical and ruthless Melbourne proved rumours of their demise had been greatly exaggerated.

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Raiders have no fear over clash with perfect Storm

Blake Ferguson of the Raiders celebrates his try with teammates during the round 18 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on July 7, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders won't be burdened by the ''fear factor'' which has crippled other teams in Melbourne when they travel south to face the unbeaten defending premier, according to winger Sandor Earl.

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Raiders weather the Storm in style

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders produced one of the gutsiest wins in their 31-year history after securing the boilover of the season in Melbourne.

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Storm v Raiders - what we learned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders celebrates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth What we learned from the upset of the NRL season as Canberra downs the Storm in Melbourne.

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Raiders stay cool after red-hot win over Storm

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Reece Robinson of the Raiders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth The last time Canberra upset Melbourne, they were jeered off the field by their own fans the next week.

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Ferguson role in Storm clash hazy

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Blake Ferguson warming up during Raiders training at Raiders HQ
The Canberra TImes
31 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese is confident they can beat the Storm on Sunday without Blake Ferguson.

History puts Storm upset in context for Raiders

Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth The last time Canberra upset Melbourne, they were jeered off the field by their own fans the next week.

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Storm insist Slater's late inclusion will only be a cameo

Billy Slater

Jon Tuxworth MELBOURNE are adamant they're not disrespecting the All Stars concept after admitting Billy Slater could be a late addition to their squad to play Canberra in a trial match at Geelong on Friday night.

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Storm looks to Raiders on China bid

Rugby League team logo.
Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Storm confirm interest in playing a game against Canberra in China next year.

Storm wary of Raiders' exciting prospect

Melbourne Storm players train at Gosch's Paddock yesterday.

Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Storm skipper Cameron Smith says season-opener could serve as a preview to state of origin.

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Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

Raiders star Brett White, right, is determined not to lose another home game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne. 

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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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Canberra Raiders win battle against AFL but fans have little to cheer

Josh Papalii drops the ball against the Knights.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne The Raiders have slumped to a record sixth consecutive home defeat at Canberra Stadium, the club’s worst losing streak at home since its inception in 1982.

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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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Canberra Raiders stars would back NRL lifting tackle ban

Raiders star Dane Tilse said the game would  survive without the lifting tackle.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra forwards Dane Tilse and Paul Vaughan have thrown their support behind calls for the NRL to ban lifting tackles in the wake of the career-ending injury to Newcastle's Alex McKinnon. 

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NRL: Josh McCrone won't shirk defensive duties

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Josh McCrone
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:26:05 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders half-cum-hooker Josh McCrone is bracing for an early baptism of fire by rival packs.