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

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

Tapuai fancied a Rebels move

On the move: Ben Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and could eventually return.

Stathi Paxinos Queensland Reds inside-centre says he was tempted to return to the city where he grew up.

Rugby Union

Rebels again within sight but no reward

Lachlan Mitchell scores a try.

Stathi Paxinos The Rebels were left to rue what might have been following their third consecutive loss after holding a half-time lead.

Rebels say 'game changer' penalty cost the game

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels say a controversial refereeing decision cost them their chance of springing an upset over Queensland.

Would-be Wallaby Tomane's Queensland curse

Joe Tomane

Stathi Paxinos Joe Tomane reckons there is something about Queensland that just does not agree with him.

Rugby

Tomane mentally tougher and successful thanks to Bellamy

Joe Tomane

Stathi Paxinos Joe Tomane did not hesitate when asked on Wednesday what effect former coach Craig Bellamy has had on his career.

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.