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

Top six and no more excuses for Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels believe they can no longer use the excuse of being new.

Rugby Union

Rebellious youth set to take over

Melbourne Rebels

Stathi Paxinos It is now fair to say that the Melbourne Rebels are no longer a 'Dad's Army'.

Rugby

Cut won't keep O'Connor out of opener

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STATHI PAXINOS JAMES O'CONNOR is expected to be fit for the Melbourne Rebels' season opener against Western Force despite the Wallabies star suffering a bad gash to his bottom lip that required 18 stitches during...

Rugby

Beale may play after scans clear injury

Beale

Stathi Paxinos, Melissa Woods KURTLEY BEALE could still play against former team NSW on Friday night after scans cleared the Melbourne Rebels star of seriously injuring his shoulder in the 30-13 loss to the Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Beale suspended indefinitely, fined

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale has been suspended indefinitely and fined for his behaviour in South Africa.

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.

Delve named top Rebel

Gareth Delve of the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve has won the Melbourne Rebels top award at the club's end-of-season presentation lunch today.

Meet the Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.

Rugby Union

Rebels win a big step: Hill

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Alister Campbell of the Rebels takes the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Auckland Blues at AAMI Park on April 5, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Damien Hill walked into last night's post-match press conference a happy man.

Rugby Union

Rebels trio bedazzle Blues

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Stathi Paxinos Move over Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk, the Melbourne Rebels' 34-23 win over the more-fancied Blues on Thursday has shown there could be a new ''Big Three'' in town.

Rugby Union

Rebel with a cause fit and ready to fire

Michael Lipman.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman says he has many reasons to pull out his best game in a 'very, very long time'.

Freier lines up for a century as Rebels meet Force

Adam Freier.

Stathi Paxinos Adam Freier has a casual way of describing one of the hardest milestones in Australian rugby.

Rugby Union

Rebels on verge of new territory

Rodney Blake

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne knows it must start fast to take the wind out of the dangerous Hurricanes as it bids for the first time to win a third successive Super Rugby match.

Rugby Union

Rebels 'worth cheering about'

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos World Cup-winning coach says the Rebels should be 'well pleased' with their achievements this year.

Red tide beats Rebels

Try time: Queensland's Adam Wallace-Harrison scores against the Rebels at AAMI Park last night.

Stathi Paxinos It was ultimately a night of disappointment for Melbourne as it went down 32-17 to the Reds.

Rebels set to name eight signings

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