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

Wallabies relish once in a lifetime opportunity

Stathi Paxinos There are few things that Stirling Mortlock did not achieve in his career. Mortlock played 80 Tests for Australia and was captain for 29 of them. He played in two World Cups and won Bledisloe Cups.

Rebels keen on Lion-sized task

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

Rugby Union

Rebels lick wounds and brace for future

Cooper Vuna.

Stathi Paxinos There has been a changing of the guard every year of the Melbourne Rebels' existence.

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

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'.

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.

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...

Rugby Union

Rebels rue ruling in loss

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels were last night left seething at a disallowed try to James Hilgendorf that cost them a chance of snatching momentum and a possible victory against the Brumbies, with the Melbourne...

Rugby Union

Rebels 'worth cheering about'

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos World Cup-winning coach says the Rebels should be 'well pleased' with their achievements this year.

Super Rugby

Mortlock hangs up his boots

Stirling Mortlock retires.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels and former Wallabies skipper Stirling Mortlock will retire at the end of the Super Rugby season after conceding that the bash-and-crash style that made him one of the best centres of...

Retiring Mortlock proud to lead Rebels

Stirling Mortlock

Stathi Paxinos HE HAS had a standout career over 15 seasons, but Stirling Mortlock, who yesterday announced he would retire at the end of the Super Rugby season, still believes there were things he could have done...

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 Union

Mortlock may miss his finale

Stirling Mortlock in action for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Injury could ruin another landmark moment in Stirling Mortlock's career, with calf soreness putting Melbourne Rebels' retiring captain in doubt for his final game in Australia.

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...

Red tide beats Rebels

Try time: Queensland's Adam Wallace-Harrison scores against the Rebels at AAMI Park last night.

Stathi Paxinos It was ultimately a night of disappointment for Melbourne as it went down 32-17 to the Reds.

Stirling says goodbye to home fans

Stathi Paxinos STIRLING Mortlock had been willing further damage his troublesome calf and miss the Melbourne Rebels' final two games of the season so that he could play his final game in Australia last night at...

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.

Bad news for O'Connor, Gerrard to leave

James O'Connor in action for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Stirling Mortlock took a chance so he could play the Rebels' last game at home this season.

Delve named top Rebel

Gareth Delve of the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve has won the Melbourne Rebels top award at the club's end-of-season presentation lunch today.