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

Cash encourages Melbourne Rebels to support expanded Super Rugby competition

Stathi Paxinos In the end, support for the introduction of Super Rugby's new-look 18-team competition in 2016 came down to money for the cash-strapped Melbourne Rebels, chief executive Rob Clarke said.

Rebels' defence failing

John Muggleton.

Stathi Paxinos Assistant coach John Muggleton has no illusion that improvement is needed against Reds.

Rugby Union

Rebels fight for overseas prop deal

Melbourne Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels and the Australian Rugby Union are at loggerheads as to who the Super Rugby franchise can recruit to ease its front-row crisis.