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.

Manu to add spice to Rebels

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Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels move to strengthen front-row stocks for next season.

Freier still in doubt for Waratahs clash

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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.

Meet the Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.

Forward pack to deliver: Weeks

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Stathi Paxinos Tighthead prop says the pack does not need an overhaul from last season.

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Rebels win a big step: Hill

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Alister Campbell of the Rebels takes the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Auckland Blues at AAMI Park on April 5, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Damien Hill walked into last night's post-match press conference a happy man.

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Rebels fight for overseas prop deal

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Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels and the Australian Rugby Union are at loggerheads as to who the Super Rugby franchise can recruit to ease its front-row crisis.

Smells like team spirit as Rebels make the most of improving season

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Danny Cipriani of the Rebels gestures during the Super Rugby trial match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Auckland Blues at AAMI Park on February 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos DANNY CIPRIANI believes there will be one crucial similarity when Melbourne Rebels play the Brumbies in Canberra tonight: team spirit.

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Rebel praises 'spirit'

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Stathi Paxinos Danny Cipriani believes there will be one crucial element in tonight's game: team spirit.

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Rebels put up a fight

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

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Rebel with a cause fit and ready to fire

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

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Rebels on verge of new territory

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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.