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

Panthers stay wary

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Stathi Paxinos Penrith forward Clint Newton insists that there has not been, and would not be, any use of the words 'form slump' in relation to Melbourne Storm ahead of their clash.

Rugby League

Bellamy's spit and polish

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy's verbal sprays are part of rugby league folklore.

Rugby League

Basic, boring win the day for a turnaround

Jason Ryles.

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

New Ryles injury a blow for Storm

Jason Ryles

Stathi Paxinos Jason Ryles came to Melbourne to play in finals, more particularly grand finals.

Fa'aoso follows Newton's footsteps

Richie Fa'Aoso

Stathi Paxinos WHEN listening to Richie Fa'aoso's story it is hard not to be reminded of another from 2007.

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.

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.

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

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.

Size matters this year for Storm: Widdop

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

Rabbitohs ready for the Storm

Ryan Hoffman.

Stathi Paxinos It will be like a family reunion when the Melbourne Storm plays South Sydney at AAMI Park.

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.

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.