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.

Bulldogs the form team: Bellamy

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy could not resist a smile when talking about Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler.

Bulldogs no underdogs

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE STORM coach Craig Bellamy could not resist a smile as he voiced what just about everyone in rugby league was thinking about Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler - or more specifically his...

Hunger for more flags still rages, says Hinchcliffe

Billy Slater, Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm kept to the standard line about the prospect of winnig back-to-back premierships.

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

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.