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.
Stathi Paxinos CRAIG Bellamy has added his voice to the chorus of concern about refereeing in the NRL with the Melbourne Storm coach saying the consistency of decisions must be improved.
Brad Walter and Stathi Paxinos The NRL match review committee has ruled that Melbourne fullback Billy Slater's kick to the head of Canterbury forward David Klemmer was accidental contact.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne remains undefeated after holding off Canterbury in a worthy grand final replay.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm could be on the verge of unveiling its first bona fide Victorian talent.
Stathi Paxinos The story of the night was the unveiling of the Storm's first true-blue Victorian talent.
Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Storm made history last night and it had nothing to do with their 24-16 win over Gold Coast 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.
Stathi Paxinos In the end, no one was talking about James Graham's Mike Tyson-moment after the Storm's 14-4 grand final win.
Stathi Paxinos THREE late tries to Newcastle took the shine off an otherwise strong win by Melbourne at AAMI Park last night - and earned the players a blast from skipper Cameron Smith.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm was tested - perhaps for the first time this season - by a gutsy Canterbury.