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.

Bellamy speaks out about referees

Craig Bellamy

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.

Rugby League

Storm clouds gone as stars celebrate win

Billy Slater on the run.

Stathi Paxinos It seems fairytale endings do happen. Two years after Melbourne was locked in the darkest days of the club's history, the Storm proved too strong for Canterbury in the grand final.

Rugby League

Match reviewers clear Slater over kicking Dog

slater

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.

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.

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

Maroons on top in Origin opener

State of Origin

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

Rugby League

Storm defence must improve, says Slater

Billy Slater

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

Slater stars as Melbourne apply heat to frozen Chooks

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25:  Billy Slater of the Storm runs with the ball during the round four NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park on March 25, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THE Billy Slater show rolls on, with the Melbourne fullback scoring a double for the fourth consecutive match as the Storm tore apart Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park yesterday.