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

Rebels prepare for a new generation

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels face more changes with the club on Wednesday confirming that Gareth Delve, Richard Kingi and James King would be joining the likes of Ged Robinson and Nick Phipps leaving at the end...

Rugby Union

Rebels hit high note to sink NSW

Rebel yell: Rebels players celebrate a try against the Waratahs on Friday night.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels show they are no longer the Super Rugby bunnies.

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.

Rebels weigh up shifting Beale to five-eighth and benching Cipriani

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Daniel Halangahu of the Waratahs is tackled by Danny Cipriani of the Rebels during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Rebels at Allianz Stadium on April 21, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Rebels' bye week could be a period of change for the Super Rugby strugglers with Kurtley Beale set to replace Danny Cipriani at five-eighth as coach Damien Hill looks at ways to spark...

Rugby Union

Wallabies to call on Beale to fill void

Kurtley Beale

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels star Kurtley Beale may play two Tests for the Wallabies in five days.

Barnes arrives in time

Catch me if you can: Wallaby Berrick Barnes makes a break and leads a chasing pack last night.

Stathi Paxinos Berrick Barnes had quite a few things to be grateful for last night.

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.

Rugby Union

Pyle on the rise and heading for the top

Top Rebel rookie: Hugh Pyle has been named joint vice-captain for Melbourne.

Stathi Paxinos Talented second-rower named Melbourne Rebels joint vice-captain.