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.

Saffy gets back on track

Jarrod Saffy.

Stathi Paxinos Six months ago, Melbourne Rebels loose forward was looking at the end to his career.

Rugby Union

Rebel reports for duty

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos Jarrod Saffy of the Melbourne Rebels has been through one of the battles of his life.

Saffy back to stake claim for Rebels

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos JARROD SAFFY came through one of the toughest battles of his career just to return to training with the Rebels after a serious neck injury last year threatened to end his career.

Freier still in doubt for Waratahs clash

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION As things stand now, Adam Freier is one of the last players on the list to have not yet played a moment of football for the Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby Union

Macqueen rings the changes as Rebels look for spark

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Melbourne Rebels leave out injured half-back Sam Cordingley and move novice inside-centre Cooper Vuna to the wing for clash against Brumbies.

Meet the Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.

Rugby Union

Rebels' reality check

Tom Carter beats a James O'Connor tackle to score a try.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels beaten 35-19 by the Waratahs in a spiteful clash at AAMI Park.

Rebels' defence failing

John Muggleton.

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

Beale not only answer: coach

Ready for Reds: Kurtley Beale will play his first game for the Rebels on Saturday.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels told Kurtley Beale not a one-man solution to team's problems.

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.

Rugby Union

Saffy neck scan to decide his fate

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels' Jarrod Saffy will today discover if he is able to continue his career.

Saffy to get doctor's ruling

Injured ... Melbourne Rebels breakaway Jarrod Saffy.

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE REBELS breakaway Jarrod Saffy will today find out whether he can continue his career after more than three months sidelined with a bulging disc in the neck.

Rebels set to name eight signings

Rugby Union ball

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Melbourne Rebels team to join expanded Super 15 competition next year will begin to take shape this week.