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.

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.

Rugby League

Panthers stay wary

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Stathi Paxinos Penrith forward Clint Newton insists that there has not been, and would not be, any use of the words 'form slump' in relation to Melbourne Storm ahead of their clash.

Rugby League

Storm's swagger returns with a win

Melbourne Storm

Stathi Paxinos IT HAS been a while since Craig Bellamy had seen such facial expressions and body language on his players.

Storm surge back to form as hapless Panthers roll over

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04:  Billy Slater of the Storm runs with the ball during the round 22 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Penrith Panthers at AAMI Park on August 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THERE was a feeling that hung around Melbourne Storm's game against Penrith yesterday. It was one of ''surely not''.

Rugby League

Storm's celebratory homecoming delayed

Melbourne Storm supporters celebrating after the Storm won the grand final.

Stathi Paxinos Among the Melbourne Storm players who will be departing the NRL premiers in coming weeks, New Zealand-bound Todd Lowrie and Dane Nielsen are hoping - and only half jokingly - that memories and...

Hunger for more flags still rages, says Hinchcliffe

Billy Slater, Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm kept to the standard line about the prospect of winnig back-to-back premierships.

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.

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.

Rugby League

Slater to undergo final test

Billy Slater.

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

League

Bellamy finds pluses as Storm's losses add up

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14:   Brent Tate of the Cowboys celebrates his try with team-mate Ashley Graham during the round 19 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on July 14, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Matthew Mallett/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy last night said he had seen enough in his team's 20-16 loss to North Queensland to be a little less worried and a little happier about his team's prospect's of...