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 eye winnable run home to record best season

Stathi Paxinos It was not that long ago that the Melbourne Rebels were not quite flying high, but they were in a satisfying place.

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

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 newcomer shows some cheek

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Stathi Paxinos Angus Roberts makes no apologies for getting away with one in the Rebels' loss.

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.

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.

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

Mortlock to miss last home game

Stirling Mortlock.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper Stirling Mortlock is set to miss his final game in Australia despite the club maintaining that the retiring veteran would be given until the last possible moment to be...

Stirling says goodbye to home fans

Stathi Paxinos STIRLING Mortlock had been willing further damage his troublesome calf and miss the Melbourne Rebels' final two games of the season so that he could play his final game in Australia last night at...

Bad news for O'Connor, Gerrard to leave

James O'Connor in action for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Stirling Mortlock took a chance so he could play the Rebels' last game at home this season.

Rugby Union

Don't quit, Lipman tells Chamberlain

Tom Chamberlain

Stathi Paxinos Retired Rebels forward Michael Lipman will tell ex-teammate Tom Chamberlain to play on.