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.

Injuries hopefully behind him, Quinn ready to play up a Storm

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY LEAGUE The damage to Anthony Quinn's body during the past two years makes for painful reading.

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Storm braces for the cauldron

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Stathi Paxinos, Sydney Storm skipper Cameron Smith believes it will not be long before the grand final atmosphere reaches something similar to a state of origin.

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Injured Storm trio likely to miss England trip

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Stathi Paxinos Storm facing world club challenge clash against Leeds in England without three top players.

Storm receive unwelcome send-off before leaving to Britain

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08:  Edrick Lee of the Raiders is tackled by Young Tonumaipea of the Storm during the NRL trial match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at Simonds Stadium on February 8, 2013 in Geelong, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Storm will head to Britain for their world club challenge clash against Leeds on the back of not only a poor loss to Canberra in Friday's night's trial game but possibly without three...

Slater set to make a point

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY LEAGUE Melbourne Storm full-back declares full confidence in repaired shoulder for NRL opening-round clash against Manly Sea Eagles.

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We need stand-alone Origin: Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy remembers the bitter disappointment he felt when Ryan Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hoffman were not chosen for New South Wales in this year's State of Origin.

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Bellamy's tired of losing

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Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy has not been finding sleep easy these past months.

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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.

Size matters this year for Storm: Widdop

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Widdop knows he will have a greater target on his forehead this season.

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.

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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.