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 Union

Hill pays price for rebellious behaviour

Damien Hill

Stathi Paxinos Departing Melbourne Rebels coach blamed his demise partly on off-field incidents.

Wallabies come good under pressure

Stathi Paxinos Skipper James Horwill says he could not be prouder of his team.

RUGBY

Wallabies restore hope with last-minute try

Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos Who says history never repeats? Etihad Stadium again proved a lucky hunting ground for the Wallabies who, as they did 12 years ago, kept the series alive by hanging to beat the British and Irish...

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Rugby Union

Beale to make amends for missed chance: Lynagh

Michael Lynagh.

Stathi Paxinos Former Wallabies captain says Beale can either fold or come back stronger.

Rugby

Innocent not lucky: James Horwill defends conduct ahead of unprecedented IRB appeal

Horwill

Stathi Paxinos Wallabies skipper James Horwill has stressed he's a clean player and insists he did nothing wrong in the "accidental" rucking incident which has inflamed tensions ahead of Saturday night's crucial...

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Rebels owners hand in shares

Melbourne Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos ARU’s experiment with private ownership of a Super Rugby franchise in Melbourne comes to an end with foundation shareholders of the Rebels giving up their stakes.

Rugby

Tomane mentally tougher and successful thanks to Bellamy

Joe Tomane

Stathi Paxinos Joe Tomane did not hesitate when asked on Wednesday what effect former coach Craig Bellamy has had on his career.

Rugby

O'Connor and Beale sober in 4am snap and clear for duty

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos Wallabies James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale have been cleared by team management after being out until 4am on Wednesday.

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Rugby Union

Teammates back Beale

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale’s teammates remain confident that he is one of the team’s go-to man in clutch situations despite the troubled star missing two penalty kicks that could have secured Australia a win in...

Would-be Wallaby Tomane's Queensland curse

Joe Tomane

Stathi Paxinos Joe Tomane reckons there is something about Queensland that just does not agree with him.

Rugby Union

Lions learn and deliver a lesson to Rebels

Can't catch me: Ben Youngs fends off a desperate lunge from Jarrod Saffy on his way to scoring a try.

Stathi Paxinos Tourists beat Australia's youngest Super Rugby team 35-0 at AAMI Park.

Lions happy, but unlikely to ring many changes

Lions centre Manu Tuilagi demonstrates some fancy footwork.

Stathi Paxinos Major changes unlikely in Lions team for second Test despite big win over Rebels.

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Rugby

Fast-learning Lions blanket the Rebels

Manu Tuilagi

Stathi Paxinos The British and Irish Lions showed they learnt their lesson after their surprise loss to the Brumbies, bouncing back to squash the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.

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Rugby

Smith ready to use brain as well as instinct

George Smith

Stathi Paxinos There are many things that are different about George Smith from the young talent who turned 21 during the 2001 British and Irish Lions tour.

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Lions rue loss of veteran second-rower as Horwill cleared of stamping

Paul O'Connell

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos The British and Irish Lions have bunkered down in Melbourne, galvanised by the loss of veteran second-rower Paul O'Connell within a day of Wallabies captain James Horwill was cleared of a stamping...

Rugby Union

Lion-hearted effort could save job

Rebels coach Damien Hill looks on during a captain's run on Monday.

Stathi Paxinos If Rebels perform well, it could go some way towards saving coach's job.

Rugby Union

Smith keen and able for Wallabies comeback

George Smith

Stathi Paxinos George Smith is keen for a Wallabies call-up to take on the Lions this weekend.

Rugby Union

Wheel turns for Delve

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve never thought he would one day play against the British and Irish Lions.

Rugby

Burgess surges back into Rebels' starting side

Luke Burgess

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos Returning Australian halfback Luke Burgess has been parachuted into the starting line-up for the Rebels' game against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday.

Rebels keen on Lion-sized task

Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story.