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

Melbourne Storm deserved more from Brian Waldron's 'apology'

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Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm fans, players and officials have waited four years for some sign of contrition from Brian Waldron about the role the former chief executive played in the salary cap cheating that...

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Storm aims to avoid Bellamy's blasts

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Stathi Paxinos There had been talk that Craig Bellamy had last week given his team, which had lost five games in a row, some of the biggest bollockings of his career.

Rugby League

Bellamy's spit and polish

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy's verbal sprays are part of rugby league folklore.

Rugby League

Basic, boring win the day for a turnaround

Jason Ryles.

Stathi Paxinos Jason Ryles could not believe his luck when the Melbourne Storm racked up nine consecutive wins at the beginning of the season.

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Under radar and over moon

Gareth Widdop in action.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Widdop is grateful he has had the opportunity to live his life in relative obscurity outside the closeted rugby league ranks.

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Barba gives me haircut: Slater

Billy Slater

Stathi Paxinos Billy Slater believes Canterbury gun Ben Barba has him beaten on some aspects.

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Lowe lapping up last days

Jaiman Lowe

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm front-rower Jaiman Lowe has had a niggling feeling for much of the year. It began as a battle for motivation when he was consigned to the reserves early this season but once he...

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Bellamy stokes Storm fire before Manly clash

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has declared that despite the bitter history between the Storm and their preliminary final opponent, Manly, he wants his team to have some fire and emotion going...

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Storm keen to put the wind up Manly

Melbourne Storm's coach aknowledges the rival with Manly, but doesn't want it getting out of control.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has declared that despite the bitter history between the Storm and preliminary final opponent Manly, he wants his team to have some fire and emotion going into...

Rugby League

Inclusions to boost Storm

Melbourne Storm has backed the recovery powers of its players, naming four who missed its dominant qualifying final.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm has backed the recovery powers of its players, naming four who missed its dominant qualifying final win against South Sydney in the team for Friday's preliminary final clash against...

Rugby League

New Ryles injury a blow for Storm

Jason Ryles

Stathi Paxinos Jason Ryles came to Melbourne to play in finals, more particularly grand finals.

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Storm ready for Manly onslaught

Melbourne Storm.

Stathi Paxinos Todd Lowrie knows all about the rivalry, possibly to some extent even hatred, that will be present when Melbourne Storm plays Manly in a preliminary final at AAMI Park.

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Melbourne Storm celebrates after beating the Sea Eagles at AAMI Park.

Stathi Paxinos It has taken far less time than many had thought but Storm now has the chance it has been craving.

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Hard work earns Storm grand final slot

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy insists there is no place for any reference to the club's recent history.

Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy insists that there is no place this week for any reference to Storm's recent history.

Rugby League

Grand final week 'fun' for Cronk

Cooper Cronk.

Stathi Paxinos Cooper Cronk reckons grand final week is an atmosphere to be taken in and enjoyed. But he hasn't always looked on it that way.

Rugby League

Victorian-born Stormer to miss grand final

Mahe Fonua

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm winger Sisa Waqa believes that he will be fit for Sunday’s NRL grand final against Canterbury, which if correct, would leave Storm’s first Victorian born-and-bred talent Mahe Fonua on...

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Storm wary of Hasler factor

Craig Bellamy and Des Hasler

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has said that he does not know, or had not really thought about, what sorts of tricks Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler could pull in Sunday's grand final.

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Full-backs' duel crucial

Billy Slater and Ben Barba.

Stathi Paxinos The battle between Billy Slater and Ben Barba in today's NRL grand final has the fans excited.

High five for Smith

Cameron Smith

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm captain crowned the club's player of the year for a fifth time.

Bulldogs the form team: Bellamy

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy could not resist a smile when talking about Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler.