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 have a score to settle with Western Force

Handy inclusion: Cadeyrn Neville will start for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels remember the last time they played the Western Force all too well.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels re-sign classy breakaway Sean McMahon

Top gun: Sean McMahon.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels have taken a step towards shoring up their future by re-signing promising breakaway Sean McMahon but the search for an experienced playmaker to fill the problem five-eighth...

Rugby Union

Sean McMahon thrives at Rebels against big pack of Cheetahs

Stathi Paxinos Sean McMahon could have wished for an easier introduction to Super Rugby than to face South Africa.

Melbourne Rebels' Sean McMahon stars in winning debut

Sean McMahon

Stathi Paxinos Rebels rookie Sean McMahon could have wished for far easier ways to play his first game of Super Rugby than facing a South African forward pack.

Rugby union

Melbourne Rebels confident of improvement

Stathi Paxinos dinkus

Stathi Paxinos For each of their three seasons, the Rebels have gone into their first game with optimism.

Rugby Union

Kiwi Jason Woodward keen for Rebels to take rugby union spotlight

Rebels Jason Woodward.

Stathi Paxinos Jason Woodward hadn't made it through customs when he got his first taste of rugby in Melbourne.

Rugby Union

Rocky Melbourne Rebels to leave no stone unturned

Melbourne Rebels

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...

Rebels keen on Lion-sized task

Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story.

Rebels expect no let-up from Lions with point to prove

Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story when the Melbourne Rebels take on the British and Irish Lions at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.

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Rugby Union

Teammates back Beale

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale’s teammates remain confident that he is one of the team’s go-to man in clutch situations despite the troubled star missing two penalty kicks that could have secured Australia a win in...

Rugby

O'Connor and Beale sober in 4am snap and clear for duty

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos Wallabies James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale have been cleared by team management after being out until 4am on Wednesday.

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Rugby Union

Beale to make amends for missed chance: Lynagh

Michael Lynagh.

Stathi Paxinos Former Wallabies captain says Beale can either fold or come back stronger.

Rugby Union

Rebels boss defends signings

James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Outgoing Melbourne Rebels chief executive Steve Boland admitted prized signings James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale had not been able to fully deliver for the struggling club, but did not regret their...

Burgess likes the Rebels

Lookout: Luke Burgess on the tear for Toulouse. He will join the Rebels next season.

Stathi Paxinos Coach, playing roster the reasons why former Wallabies half-back joined Rebels.

Rugby Union

Rebels probe Beale's latest slip

James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels are investigating whether any of Kurtley Beale's teammates - including fellow Wallaby James O'Connor - were with the troubled star when he broke the conditions of his return to rugby...

Rugby Union

Beale stood down by Rebels

Beale

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale has again been suspended, after the troubled star broke the conditions of his return to rugby by drinking alcohol the night after returning for the Melbourne Rebels and missing a...

Rugby Union

Rebels punt on two more rookies

Tom English will play his third run-on game, and fifth overall, for the Rebels oin Saturday.

Stathi Paxinos Tom English will play his third run-on game, while Bryce Hegarty comes in for Kurtley Beale.

Rugby Union

Injuries put Rebel on centre stage

Bryce Hegarty.

Stathi Paxinos Of all the advice that Bryce Hegarty received in the lead-up to his debut for the Melbourne Rebels last Saturday, a rather run-of-the-mill warning from assistant coach Nathan Grey proved to be the...

Rugby Union

Delve itching to make his mark again for Rebels

Nick Stirzaker.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve will be occupying one of the places he least wants when the Melbourne Rebels start their clash with the Stormers at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Rugby

Delve itching to make his mark again for Rebels

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve will be occupying one of the places he least wants when the Melbourne Rebels start their clash with the Stormers at AAMI Park on Friday night.