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 will count on All Black Tamati Ellison's experience

New Zealand's centre Tamati Ellison.

Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham predicts Tamati Ellison's influence will quickly be felt at the club.

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.

Rebels forwards 'up for it'

Rebels lock Luke Jones is tackled during match against the Force.

Stathi Paxinos New-look Rebels back row up for the challenge to face the in-form Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Beale stays quiet on future

Melbourne Rebels recruit  Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale says he 'loves' playing with the Melbourne Rebels, but the Wallabies star is not ready to publicly commit his future to the team.

Rugby Union

Rebels trio bedazzle Blues

Generic rugby union ball

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.