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.

Freier lines up for a century as Rebels meet Force

Adam Freier.

Stathi Paxinos Adam Freier has a casual way of describing one of the hardest milestones in Australian rugby.

Smells like team spirit as Rebels make the most of improving season

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Danny Cipriani of the Rebels gestures during the Super Rugby trial match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Auckland Blues at AAMI Park on February 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos DANNY CIPRIANI believes there will be one crucial similarity when Melbourne Rebels play the Brumbies in Canberra tonight: team spirit.

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Rebel praises 'spirit'

haw120218.001.001.jpg  Melbourne Park Rebels vs Crusaders Danny Cipriani and James O'connor Rebels   Picture Wayne Hawkins

Stathi Paxinos Danny Cipriani believes there will be one crucial element in tonight's game: team spirit.