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.

Rebels relish clash of the Crusaders

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

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Melbourne Rebels to keep the faith for Brumbies clash

Cruze Ah-Nau of the Rebels releases the ball during a training session at AAMI Park on Wednesday.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan insists that despite a ''harsh dose of reality'', three successive losses, including a 32-7 thumping by the Western Force, had not highlighted anything he did not...

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Rebels live up to all the hype

Luke Burgess

Stathi Paxinos All pre-season the Melbourne Rebels have been talking about how things would be different this season.

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Melbourne Rebels confident of improvement

Stathi Paxinos dinkus

Stathi Paxinos For each of their three seasons, the Rebels have gone into their first game with optimism.

Rugby Union

Last-gasp winner a fitting farewell

Triumphant: The Rebels celebrate after Bryce Hegarty scored the winning try.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels led for all of 10 seconds against the Highlanders - but when it mattered.

Rugby Union

Rebels ready to shake off the Blues and start winning abroad

Cooper Vuna.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels have a very clear goal for their clash against the Auckland Blues this Saturday.

Rugby Union

Rebels punt on two more rookies

Tom English will play his third run-on game, and fifth overall, for the Rebels oin Saturday.

Stathi Paxinos Tom English will play his third run-on game, while Bryce Hegarty comes in for Kurtley Beale.

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Delve itching to make his mark again for Rebels

Nick Stirzaker.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve will be occupying one of the places he least wants when the Melbourne Rebels start their clash with the Stormers at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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Delve itching to make his mark again for Rebels

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve will be occupying one of the places he least wants when the Melbourne Rebels start their clash with the Stormers at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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Luck of the Rebels

Got a hold on you: Rebel Jason Woodward is tackled by Stormer Andries Bekker at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Stathi Paxinos The odds were that the Melbourne Rebels' luck had to change some time.

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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...

Neck injury fails to stop Melbourne back-rower

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos A year ago Jarrod Saffy was looking at the end of his career, which had spanned both rugby codes, because of a neck injury he had suffered at a Rebels training session.

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Saffy stronger than ever

Jarrod Saffy.

Stathi Paxinos One year ago Jarrod Saffy was looking at the end of his career, which had spanned both rugby codes, because of a neck injury suffered at a Melbourne Rebels training session.

Rebels shaking the easybeats tag

Bernard Foley of the Waratahs is tackled by Gareth Delve of the Rebels at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Stathi Paxinos Rebels coach believes the close results are a necessary part of his developing team's progress.

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Rising Rebels gaining respect

Mitch Inman.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels' Mitch Inman believes respect is slowly coming.

Rebels dig deep in defence to win respect and turn season around

Mitch Inman

Stathi Paxinos Mitch Inman believes that respect is slowly coming.

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Rebels weigh up shifting Beale to five-eighth and benching Cipriani

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Daniel Halangahu of the Waratahs is tackled by Danny Cipriani of the Rebels during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Rebels at Allianz Stadium on April 21, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Rebels' bye week could be a period of change for the Super Rugby strugglers with Kurtley Beale set to replace Danny Cipriani at five-eighth as coach Damien Hill looks at ways to spark...

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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'.

A win for the ages, says Rebels coach

Cooper Vuna of the Rebels passes whilst being tackled by Robbie Fruean of the Crusaders.

Stathi Paxinos Damien Hill declares upset of Crusaders the greatest moment in club's short history.

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Post-Cipriani Rebels the Beale thing

Danny Cipriani.

Stathi Paxinos Rod Macqueen has witnessed the remarkable and almost instantaneous transformation the team has had since Danny Cipriani departed.