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

Storm clouds gone as stars celebrate win

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

Slater cops an earful from Bulldog

James Graham allegedly bit Billy Slater's ear.

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.

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Rugby League

Slater charge dims victory as Storm flies high

Billy Slater.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne remains undefeated after holding off Canterbury in a worthy grand final replay.

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

Broncos wary of pumped-up Slater

Billy Slater

Stathi Paxinos Brisbane coach wishes Slater could have saved a couple of his rare fumbles for tonight.