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's spit and polish

Craig Bellamy

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

Rugby League

Storm wants help to grow

Marooned: Storm's Ryan Hoffman says the trip to Brisbane will be another battle.

Stathi Paxinos Club calls on ARL and state government to agree on promotion of game.

Rugby League

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...

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 League

Bellamy raises the temperature

Craig Bellamy.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach questions why concerns about heat stress were not regarded more seriously.

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

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.

Rugby League

Modest Bellamy reflects on Storm career ahead of 250th game

bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has praised his team and the players he has had at his disposal during his 10 years at the helm of the club as he heads towards his 250th NRL game as a coach this...

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.

Storm shoot for holy grail to rock Sea Eagles at home

Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos VICTORY against Manly in tonight's clash would go a long way to showing that Melbourne could beat any team anywhere, because when it rise to challenges, skipper Cameron Smith believes there are few...

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.