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

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

Inclusions to boost Storm

Melbourne Storm has backed the recovery powers of its players, naming four who missed its dominant qualifying final.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm has backed the recovery powers of its players, naming four who missed its dominant qualifying final win against South Sydney in the team for Friday's preliminary final clash against...

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

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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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.