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

Basic, boring win the day for a turnaround

Stathi Paxinos Jason Ryles could not believe his luck when the Melbourne Storm racked up nine consecutive wins at the beginning of the season.

Rugby League

Youngsters storm up the ranks

Mahe Fonua

Stathi Paxinos Mahe Fonua did not have the best of NRL debuts for the Storm last season.

Coach raises concerns for players as heat is turned up and opposition opts to play on

Gareth Widdop

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has called for the NRL to ''do the right thing by the players' welfare'' and hold the opening month of the NRL season at night after he watched his team swelter in...

Rugby League

Storm starts as it left off - with a win

Melbourne Storm

Stathi Paxinos Reigning premiers dispel any thoughts of a premiership hangover with clinical win.

Rugby League

Cut down on errors, Storm told

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Coach Craig Bellamy wants improved showing against North Queensland.

Size matters this year for Storm: Widdop

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

Rugby League

Hinchcliffe rises to the challenge

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06:  Ryan Hinchcliffe of the Storm breaks through the Panthers defence to score a try during the round 22 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Penrith Panthers at AAMI Park on August 6, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos The gritty back-rower could be just one game away from playing for Australia.