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

Rebel Colby Fainga'a prepares bag of tricks for brotherly revenge

Anthony (left), Colby and Saia Fainga'a.

Stathi Paxinos Queensland Reds twins Anthony and Saia Fainga'a fear what their younger brother Colby has planned for them this weekend - and that is not just on the rugby field.

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

Rebels punt on two more rookies

Tom English will play his third run-on game, and fifth overall, for the Rebels oin Saturday.

Stathi Paxinos Tom English will play his third run-on game, while Bryce Hegarty comes in for Kurtley Beale.

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 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...

Rugby Union

The adaptable Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Stathi Paxinos It is somewhat apt that Adam Ashley-Cooper played his first Test for Australia without a number on the back of his jersey.

Head rules the heart

Breaking away: Concussion has forced Michael Lipman into retirement.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman has kept a medical secret for three years; now it has ended his career.