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.

Talking potential

Big season: Melbourne Rebels' Welsh captain Gareth Delve.

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

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.

Freier still in doubt for Waratahs clash

Union generic

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION As things stand now, Adam Freier is one of the last players on the list to have not yet played a moment of football for the Melbourne Rebels.

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 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.

Rebels relish clash of the Crusaders

Super Rugby launch in Auckland.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels coach Damien Hill does not fear clash with Crusaders.

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

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'.

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

Departing Rebels see a bright future for club

Julian Huxley

Stathi Paxinos Julian Huxley and Alister Campbell believe they will be leaving the club in strong shape.

Rugby

Lipman quits for his health

Rebel with a cause: Michael Lipman calls time.

Stathi Paxinos Worsening side-effects from concussion force gutsy breakaway to immediately retire.

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...

Head rules the heart

Breaking away: Concussion has forced Michael Lipman into retirement.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman has kept a medical secret for three years; now it has ended his career.

Veteran Rebels' work is done: Hill

Rebels coach Damien Hill.

Stathi Paxinos Coach declares the veterans will leave club with a legacy to take it to a promising future.

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.

ARU rules against England flanker joining Rebels

Rugby Union ball

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels coach Rod Macqueen says club right to chase Michael Lipman and he had been confident the England representative would have been a solid cornerstone of new Super rugby franchise.