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 praises grand final foe Hasler

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has no doubt what Bulldogs mentor Des Hasler is capable of.

Rugby League

Storm wary of Hasler factor

Craig Bellamy and Des Hasler

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has said that he does not know, or had not really thought about, what sorts of tricks Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler could pull in Sunday's grand final.

Rugby Union

O'Connor to support troubled star Beale

James O'Connor.

Stathi Paxinos James O'Connor would like Kurtley Beale to remain in rugby and at the Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby League

Bellamy backs his workhorse

Ryan Hinchcliffe

Stathi Paxinos Another representative position up for grabs, another plug from Bellamy for Ryan Hinchcliffe.

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...

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.

Rugby League

Carney tipped to rattle Maroons

Glenn Stewart, Jarryd Hayne and Josh Morris of the Blues train at Etihad Stadium yesterday.

Stathi Paxinos Blues believe five-eighth the man to help them break Queensland's state of origin dominance.