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

Top six and no more excuses for Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels believe they can no longer use the excuse of being new.

Rugby Union

Gerrard blasts Rebels

Mark Gerrard.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels foundation player Mark Gerrard has taken aim at his former team following speculation that the Super Rugby club was looking to sign former Wallaby half-back Luke Burgess next season.

Talking potential

Big season: Melbourne Rebels' Welsh captain Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve won't forget where the Rebels have come from.

Rebels open account with fighting win

Rebels

Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Rebels has for the first time started a Super Rugby season with a win when they fought back against the Western Force to secure a 30-23 victory at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Rugby Union

Phipps off to Waratahs

Nick Phipps.

Stathi Paxinos Nick Phipps' future looks to be in a New South Wales Waratahs jumper from next year.

Rugby

Beale skating on thin ice

Fine mess: Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna should be fined, say ex-Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Former Rebels disappointed that argument between teammates got out of control.

Huxley not under injury cloud, says Rebel coach

Union generic

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Rod Macqueen insists that Julian Huxley would be fit for the club's inaugural game against the New South Wales Waratahs.

Rugby Union

Macqueen rings the changes as Rebels look for spark

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Melbourne Rebels leave out injured half-back Sam Cordingley and move novice inside-centre Cooper Vuna to the wing for clash against Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Rebels unfazed by trial form

Rebel Mark Gerrard.

Stathi Paxinos Veteran back Mark Gerrard says there is no need to panic with the start of the season just a few weeks away.

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.

Rugby Union

Rebels new back line will retain its flair: Macqueen

Melbourne Rebels

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels coach Rod Macqueen insists the major reshuffle of his team's back line will not disrupt the newly found continuity and attacking flair for its Super Rugby clash against Queensland.

Meet the Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.

Beale not only answer: coach

Ready for Reds: Kurtley Beale will play his first game for the Rebels on Saturday.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels told Kurtley Beale not a one-man solution to team's problems.

Rugby Union

Rebels are ready for a ruckus

Tom Chamberlain.

Stathi Paxinos Tom Chamberlain knows only too well the challenge he faces against the hard-nosed Highlanders tonight.

Rugby Union

Rebels put up a fight

Gareth Delve scores

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels show they would no longer be known as easybeats of competition.

Rugby Union

Rebel with a cause fit and ready to fire

Michael Lipman.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman says he has many reasons to pull out his best game in a 'very, very long time'.

A win for the ages, says Rebels coach

Cooper Vuna of the Rebels passes whilst being tackled by Robbie Fruean of the Crusaders.

Stathi Paxinos Damien Hill declares upset of Crusaders the greatest moment in club's short history.

Rugby Union

Rebels on verge of new territory

Rodney Blake

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne knows it must start fast to take the wind out of the dangerous Hurricanes as it bids for the first time to win a third successive Super Rugby match.

Rugby Union

Beale to miss just one Rebel game

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Five-eighth's absence another hit for the Rebels play-making stocks.

Union

Lacklustre visitors hold off determined Rebels

Stathi Paxinos It was not the domination expected from the ACT Brumbies over a team coming off a last-round flogging, but the Australian conference leaders did enough to hold off a determined Melbourne Rebels 27-19...