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

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.

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.

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.