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

Rocky Melbourne Rebels to leave no stone unturned

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels have been described in various ways since a consortium of business people, fronted by media buyer Harold Mitchell, was awarded Australia's fifth Super Rugby licence before the...

He's the Beale deal: Phipps

Dangerous pair: Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps

Stathi Paxinos Rebels half-back Nick Phipps adjusting to presence of two Wallabies backs.

Rugby Union

Rebels opt to cut their ties with Beale

Departing: Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos and Georgina Robinson Rebels cap extraordinary cleanout by cutting ties with Wallabies playmaker.

Rugby Union

Beale's exit paves way for Rebels to rebuild

Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels capped one of the most extraordinary clean-outs in Australian rugby history with the news they had parted company with Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Past errors won't deter Rebel chase for Marshall

Benji Marshall.

Stathi Paxinos A series of high-profile recruiting failures would not deter the Melbourne Rebels from attempting to lure Benji Marshall to the club, chief executive Rob Clarke said on Wednesday.

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.

Huxley not under injury cloud, says Rebel coach

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Rod Macqueen insists that Julian Huxley would be fit for the club's inaugural game against the New South Wales Waratahs.

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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.

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.

Rebels target young blood for leadership

Melbourne Rebels

Stathi Paxinos Veteran forward Gareth Delve to be replaced as Melbourne Rebels vice-captain.

Rugby Union

Chances running out for star import

Danny Cipriani of the Rebels gathers the ball during the round six Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Hurricanes on March 25, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos It is now easy to understand why Danny Cipriani is at risk of never fulfilling his potential as a rugby player.

McKenzie wary of wounded Rebels

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Stathi Paxinos Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie yesterday declared that the Melbourne Rebels had earned the respect of his team.

Meet the Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.

Delve has no regrets over Rebels move

Welsh ace: Gareth Delve flies high for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve suffered the disappointment of missing out on Wales' World Cup team.

Rugby Union

Star rugby players in car crash

Cipriani

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels Danny Cipriani and Kurtley Beale and injured Wallaby and Queensland Reds star Quade Cooper believed to be involved in a car crash.

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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.

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.

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Rebels are ready for a ruckus

Tom Chamberlain.

Stathi Paxinos Tom Chamberlain knows only too well the challenge he faces against the hard-nosed Highlanders tonight.

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Rebels plot Blues game equation

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04:  Mitch Inman of the Rebels warms up during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at AAMI Park on April 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos The equation is quite simple for the Melbourne Rebels, Mitch Inman said yesterday.

Rugby Union

Rebels believe still: Hill

Rebels head coach Damien Hill.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels' confidence that they have a complete performance within them has not dimmed.