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

Meninga backs his long-time mate

Petero Civoniceva.

Stathi Paxinos Queensland coach Mal Meninga always maintained that Petero Civoniceva only had to say he wanted to play and he would include him in the Maroons' quest for a seventh consecutive state of origin series...

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.

Recovery

Slater 'won't rush return'

Billy Slater gets buried under two Maroons.

Stathi Paxinos Storm coach Craig Bellamy says star full-back will not rush his return.

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.

Size matters this year for Storm: Widdop

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Widdop knows he will have a greater target on his forehead this season.