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.

Union

Laurie Weeks ready to suit up for the Wallabies after long wait

Dream come true: Laurie Weeks, a surprise addition to the Wallabies squad.

Stathi Paxinos When Laurie Weeks arrived in Melbourne with the Wallabies on Wednesday, he was the only member of the team that will play France who was not wearing the team suit.

Rugby Union

Cooper backlash 'below the belt'

Positive spin: Michael Hooper says the Wallabies are still a Bledisloe Cup chance.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Hooper labels continuing rowdy reception given to Quade Cooper as unreasonable.

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Rugby Union

Lealiifano's sweet return

Christian Lealiifano.

Stathi Paxinos Christian Lealiifano's goalkicking has proved to be an asset for the Wallabies.

Rugby

Quade Cooper backlash 'below the belt', says Michael Hooper

Quade Cooper.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Hooper has labelled the continuing rowdy reception given to Quade Cooper in his Wallabies appearances as "unreasonable" and "below the belt".

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Rugby Union

Higginbotham regrets missing tour

Scott Higginbotham

Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham says he regrets kneeing and head-butting All Black Richie McCaw.

Rugby Union

O'Connor shines in new role as leader

James O'Connor.

Stathi Paxinos Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says he likes what he has seen in the emerging leadership of James O'Connor.

Battling Rebels ready for newcomers

Rebels coach Damien Hill.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels and Southern Kings two newest teams in Super Rugby.

Rugby Union

Australia's structure to blame: Higginbotham

Scott Higginbotham

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels stand-in captain Scott Higginbotham has blamed Australia's lack of a strong third-tier competition as part of the reason for the Rebels' lack of results in the Super Rugby...

Rugby Union

Wallabies relish once in a lifetime opportunity

Israel Folau enjoys a Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium.

Stathi Paxinos There are few things that Stirling Mortlock did not achieve in his career. Mortlock played 80 Tests for Australia and was captain for 29 of them. He played in two World Cups and won Bledisloe Cups.

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.

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

Beale to make amends for missed chance: Lynagh

Michael Lynagh.

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

Huxley not under injury cloud, says Rebel coach

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Rod Macqueen insists that Julian Huxley would be fit for the club's inaugural game against the New South Wales Waratahs.

Rugby Union

Disappointed Delve draws line in sand

Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels stand-in skipper Gareth Delve said he believes there's a time when you either put up or shut up.

Rugby Union

O'Connor out for six with liver damage

James O’Connor.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels' hopes of turning around season suffer a blow.

Rugby Union

Beale to miss just one Rebel game

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Five-eighth's absence another hit for the Rebels play-making stocks.

Rugby Union

Pride takes over for new cap Vuna

Cooper Vuna.

Stathi Paxinos Cooper Vuna set to retain his position in the Wallabies side for the second Test against Wales.

Rebels with a cause

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION The Melbourne Rebels are set to announce some of their playing list on Monday. Stathi Paxinos looks at the new rugby venture.