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

Melbourne Rebels re-sign classy breakaway Sean McMahon

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels have taken a step towards shoring up their future by re-signing promising breakaway Sean McMahon but the search for an experienced playmaker to fill the problem five-eighth...

Rugby

Melbourne Rebels have a month to turn season around: Scott Higginbotham

'A lot of work to do': Scott Higginbotham.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham has set his team the task of turning around its season within the next month.

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

O'Connor and Beale sober in 4am snap and clear for duty

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos Wallabies James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale have been cleared by team management after being out until 4am on Wednesday.

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Rugby Union

Beale to make amends for missed chance: Lynagh

Michael Lynagh.

Stathi Paxinos Former Wallabies captain says Beale can either fold or come back stronger.

RUGBY

Wallabies restore hope with last-minute try

Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos Who says history never repeats? Etihad Stadium again proved a lucky hunting ground for the Wallabies who, as they did 12 years ago, kept the series alive by hanging to beat the British and Irish...

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Rugby Union

Lealiifano's sweet return

Christian Lealiifano.

Stathi Paxinos Christian Lealiifano's goalkicking has proved to be an asset for the Wallabies.

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.

Rugby

Injuries cost Rebels in second half

Mogg

Stathi Paxinos A QUICK look through the Melbourne Rebels ranks deep into the second half of their 30-13 loss to the Brumbies on Friday night told the story.

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.