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

Higginbotham regrets missing tour

Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham says he regrets kneeing and head-butting All Black Richie McCaw.

Rugby Union

O'Connor shines in new role as leader

James O'Connor.

Stathi Paxinos Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says he likes what he has seen in the emerging leadership of James O'Connor.

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

Smith keen and able for Wallabies comeback

George Smith

Stathi Paxinos George Smith is keen for a Wallabies call-up to take on the Lions this weekend.

Rugby

Smith ready to use brain as well as instinct

George Smith

Stathi Paxinos There are many things that are different about George Smith from the young talent who turned 21 during the 2001 British and Irish Lions tour.

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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.

Wallabies come good under pressure

Stathi Paxinos Skipper James Horwill says he could not be prouder of his team.

Rugby Union

Beale's exit paves way for Rebels to rebuild

Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels capped one of the most extraordinary clean-outs in Australian rugby history with the news they had parted company with Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

O'Connor out for six with liver damage

James O’Connor.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels' hopes of turning around season suffer a blow.

Rugby Union

Wallabies to call on Beale to fill void

Kurtley Beale

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels star Kurtley Beale may play two Tests for the Wallabies in five days.

Rugby Union

The adaptable Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Stathi Paxinos It is somewhat apt that Adam Ashley-Cooper played his first Test for Australia without a number on the back of his jersey.

Barnes arrives in time

Catch me if you can: Wallaby Berrick Barnes makes a break and leads a chasing pack last night.

Stathi Paxinos Berrick Barnes had quite a few things to be grateful for last night.