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.

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Melbourne Storm deserved more from Brian Waldron's 'apology'

Stathi Paxinos dinkus

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm fans, players and officials have waited four years for some sign of contrition from Brian Waldron about the role the former chief executive played in the salary cap cheating that...

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Bennett backs Bellamy to stick with Storm

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Stathi Paxinos Wayne Bennett could not see any reason why Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy would want to leave this year's NRL premier when his contract was up next year, the seven-time premiership coach said...

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Injured Storm trio likely to miss England trip

Matt Duffie

Stathi Paxinos Storm facing world club challenge clash against Leeds in England without three top players.

Storm receive unwelcome send-off before leaving to Britain

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08:  Edrick Lee of the Raiders is tackled by Young Tonumaipea of the Storm during the NRL trial match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at Simonds Stadium on February 8, 2013 in Geelong, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Storm will head to Britain for their world club challenge clash against Leeds on the back of not only a poor loss to Canberra in Friday's night's trial game but possibly without three...

Storm 'fan' re-signs as coach

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Coaching supremo Craig Bellamy has announced he is staying with NRL premiers Melbourne Storm until at least the end of 2016.

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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.

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Storm braces for the cauldron

Melbourne Storm

Stathi Paxinos, Sydney Storm skipper Cameron Smith believes it will not be long before the grand final atmosphere reaches something similar to a state of origin.

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Youngsters storm up the ranks

Mahe Fonua

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

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Saluting Storm's odd couple

The Melbourne Storm's, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith (Captain) and Billy Slater. The NRL Grand Final Breakfast at Daltone House, Pyrmont. photo by Marco Del Grande on September 27, 2012

Stathi Paxinos Coach Craig Bellamy and skipper Cameron Smith somehow form a perfect union.

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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.

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Cut down on errors, Storm told

Craig Bellamy

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

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...

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Slater charge dims victory as Storm flies high

Billy Slater.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne remains undefeated after holding off Canterbury in a worthy grand final replay.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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New Ryles injury a blow for Storm

Jason Ryles

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

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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.

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Hard work earns Storm grand final slot

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy insists there is no place for any reference to the club's recent history.

Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy insists that there is no place this week for any reference to Storm's recent history.