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

Bellamy stokes Storm fire before Manly clash

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has declared that despite the bitter history between the Storm and their preliminary final opponent, Manly, he wants his team to have some fire and emotion going...

Rugby League

Storm keen to put the wind up Manly

Melbourne Storm's coach aknowledges the rival with Manly, but doesn't want it getting out of control.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has declared that despite the bitter history between the Storm and preliminary final opponent Manly, he wants his team to have some fire and emotion going into...

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 ready for Manly onslaught

Melbourne Storm.

Stathi Paxinos Todd Lowrie knows all about the rivalry, possibly to some extent even hatred, that will be present when Melbourne Storm plays Manly in a preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Fierce Storm lashes Sea Eagles

Melbourne Storm celebrates after beating the Sea Eagles at AAMI Park.

Stathi Paxinos It has taken far less time than many had thought but Storm now has the chance it has been craving.

Rugby League

Coaches have it all: Turner

Des Hasler, Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos It's obvious to Steve Turner why Bellamy and Hasler are the best coaches of recent years.

Storm play ducks and drakes

Rugby League Melbourne Storm players at a training session at Olympic Stadium at Homebush in Sydney, September 29, 2012. (SHD NEWS) photo by Mick Tsikas

Stathi Paxinos IT WAS a case of all players being fit and healthy for Melbourne in today's grand final against Canterbury but assistant coach Kevin Walters still did his best yesterday to cause doubt about the...

League

Perfect Storm get spray from Smith after dropping ball

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Stathi Paxinos THREE late tries to Newcastle took the shine off an otherwise strong win by Melbourne at AAMI Park last night - and earned the players a blast from skipper Cameron Smith.

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

Storm defence must improve, says Slater

Billy Slater

Stathi Paxinos Injured Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater has admitted the team must have a look at itself.

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...