Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos covers rugby league, rugby union, boxing, swimming and Australian Rules football for The Age. He has covered numerous major sporting events including the Sydney Olympic Games (boxing), the 2003 Rugby World Cup, state of origin contests and NRL finals, world title fights and national swimming championships. Stathi also covered boxing and aquatics at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Rugby League

Storm prop out for year

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Stathi Paxinos Michael Greenfield's stint at the Melbourne Storm, and possibly his career, could be over.

Rugby League

Storm defence must improve, says Slater

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Stathi Paxinos Injured Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater has admitted the team must have a look at itself.

Slater not optimistic about NRL return this week

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Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm full-back Billy Slater believes he is unlikely to be ready to be rushed back into the team for this weekend's clash against North Queensland despite the one-time premiership...

Red-faced Bellamy promises changes

Jarrod Croker of the Raiders is tackled by Gareth Widdop of the Storm

Stathi Paxinos "Embarrassing"' defence leads to a humbling 40-12 defeat by Canberra.

Rugby League

Slater to undergo final test

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Stathi Paxinos Billy Slater's bid to be fit for next Wednesday's state-of-origin decider could be officially declared over today.

Storm shoot for holy grail to rock Sea Eagles at home

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Stathi Paxinos VICTORY against Manly in tonight's clash would go a long way to showing that Melbourne could beat any team anywhere, because when it rise to challenges, skipper Cameron Smith believes there are few...

Recovery

Slater 'won't rush return'

Billy Slater gets buried under two Maroons.

Stathi Paxinos Storm coach Craig Bellamy says star full-back will not rush his return.

Rugby League

Modest Bellamy reflects on Storm career ahead of 250th game

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Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has praised his team and the players he has had at his disposal during his 10 years at the helm of the club as he heads towards his 250th NRL game as a coach this...

Rugby League

Broncos wary of pumped-up Slater

Billy Slater

Stathi Paxinos Brisbane coach wishes Slater could have saved a couple of his rare fumbles for tonight.

Rub of the green just fine for 'lucky' Inglis

Matthew Scott of the Maroons

Stathi Paxinos QUEENSLAND centre Greg Inglis last night admitted it was ''pure luck'' that he scored the match-winning try in the Origin series opener last night.

Rugby League

Maroons on top in Origin opener

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Stathi Paxinos Queensland has positioned itself in the box seat to extend its record-breaking run.

Rub of the green just fine for 'lucky' Inglis

State of Origin NSW v QLD Etihad Stadium Melbourne , Greg Inglis scores a  try late in the gamePhoto Pat Scala The AgeWednesday the 23rd of May 2012

Stathi Paxinos QUEENSLAND centre Greg Inglis last night admitted it was "pure luck" that he scored the match-winning try in the Origin series opener last night.

Rugby League

Carney tipped to rattle Maroons

Glenn Stewart, Jarryd Hayne and Josh Morris of the Blues train at Etihad Stadium yesterday.

Stathi Paxinos Blues believe five-eighth the man to help them break Queensland's state of origin dominance.

Cronk has no origin fears

Stepping up: Queensland's Brent Tate limbers up with teammates ahead of Wednesday's origin clash against New South Wales at Etihad Stadium.

Stathi Paxinos and Glenn Jackson Queensland half-back not concerned that state-of-origin game will be his first in No. 7 jersey.

Stars expect Artie will be in Maroons' hearts

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Stathi Paxinos QUEENSLAND will honour the legacy of Arthur Beetson as they attempt to extend their record-breaking series wins to seven, according to modern-day greats Billy Slater and Greg Inglis.

Rugby League

Meninga backs his long-time mate

Petero Civoniceva.

Stathi Paxinos Queensland coach Mal Meninga always maintained that Petero Civoniceva only had to say he wanted to play and he would include him in the Maroons' quest for a seventh consecutive state of origin series...

Rugby League

I'll keep on learning: Nielsen

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01:  Dane Nielsen of the Storm dives over to score a try during the round 21 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Melbourne Storm at Parramatta Stadium on August 1, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Dane Nielsen is confident his exit from Melbourne Storm will not stop his development.

Bound by the school of hard knocks

Kurtley Beale and Siosaia Vave.

Stathi Paxinos Old mates have taken different paths to Melbourne.

Rugby League

Bellamy backs his workhorse

Ryan Hinchcliffe

Stathi Paxinos Another representative position up for grabs, another plug from Bellamy for Ryan Hinchcliffe.

Rugby League

Perfect Storm thunders on

Dane Nielsen scores Melbourne's first try against the Warriors.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne remain undefeated after eight games, crushing the Warriors 32-14 at AAMI Park.