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.

Union

Laurie Weeks ready to suit up for the Wallabies after long wait

Dream come true: Laurie Weeks, a surprise addition to the Wallabies squad.

Stathi Paxinos When Laurie Weeks arrived in Melbourne with the Wallabies on Wednesday, he was the only member of the team that will play France who was not wearing the team suit.

Rugby Union

Tamati Ellison 'on the fence' with his future at Melbourne Rebels

On the run: Rebel Tamati Ellison tries to evade the Sharks’ Willem Alberts.

Stathi Paxinos Tamati Ellison did not know what to expect when he arrived in Melbourne shortly before the Super Rugby season began this year.

Rugby union

Rebels will count on All Black Tamati Ellison's experience

New Zealand's centre Tamati Ellison.

Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham predicts Tamati Ellison's influence will quickly be felt at the club.

Rugby Union

Laurie Weeks hails Melbourne Rebels teammate Toby Smith

Toby Smith

Stathi Paxinos Fellow prop compares Toby Smith to former, legendary teammate Greg Somerville.

Manu to add spice to Rebels

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

O'Connor's slow road back

Still out: James O'Connor is being patient.

Stathi Paxinos James O'Connor says skipping year-end tour and spending pre-season with Rebels has upside.

Rugby Union

Rebels prepare for a new generation

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels face more changes with the club on Wednesday confirming that Gareth Delve, Richard Kingi and James King would be joining the likes of Ged Robinson and Nick Phipps leaving at the end...

Rugby Union

Cooper backlash 'below the belt'

Positive spin: Michael Hooper says the Wallabies are still a Bledisloe Cup chance.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Hooper labels continuing rowdy reception given to Quade Cooper as unreasonable.

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Rugby Union

Lealiifano's sweet return

Christian Lealiifano.

Stathi Paxinos Christian Lealiifano's goalkicking has proved to be an asset for the Wallabies.

Rugby

Quade Cooper backlash 'below the belt', says Michael Hooper

Quade Cooper.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Hooper has labelled the continuing rowdy reception given to Quade Cooper in his Wallabies appearances as "unreasonable" and "below the belt".

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Rebels target young blood for leadership

Melbourne Rebels

Stathi Paxinos Veteran forward Gareth Delve to be replaced as Melbourne Rebels vice-captain.

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

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

Fractured rib keeps 'battered' Beale on the sidelines

Kurtley Beale

Stathi Paxinos WALLABIES star Kurtley Beale will be in a race to be fit for the opening Test of the inaugural Rugby Championship after scans yesterday showed that he had a fractured rib which will keep him...