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

Rebels chief Rob Clarke out to rev up game

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels chief says run-of-the-mill thinking will not get Australian rugby union out of its funk.

Rugby Union

Wallabies relish once in a lifetime opportunity

Israel Folau enjoys a Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium.

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.

Lions rue loss of veteran second-rower as Horwill cleared of stamping

Paul O'Connell

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos The British and Irish Lions have bunkered down in Melbourne, galvanised by the loss of veteran second-rower Paul O'Connell within a day of Wallabies captain James Horwill was cleared of a stamping...

Rugby

Fitting the Beale: Melbourne maestro takes to new spot at five-eighth

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos KURTLEY BEALE'S Melbourne Rebels teammates do not doubt that the backline maestro could easily handle a switch to Test five-eighth after watching the difference he has made to the Super Rugby team.

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

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.

Rugby Union

Beale to miss just one Rebel game

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Five-eighth's absence another hit for the Rebels play-making stocks.

Rugby

Lipman quits for his health

Rebel with a cause: Michael Lipman calls time.

Stathi Paxinos Worsening side-effects from concussion force gutsy breakaway to immediately retire.

Head rules the heart

Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman has kept a medical secret for three years; now it has ended his career.

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.

Rugby Union

Rebels face anxious wait on Beale

Kurtley Beale

Stathi Paxinos The No.10 hurt his left shoulder in a tackle mid-way through the second half.

Rugby

Beale may play after scans clear injury

Beale

Stathi Paxinos, Melissa Woods KURTLEY BEALE could still play against former team NSW on Friday night after scans cleared the Melbourne Rebels star of seriously injuring his shoulder in the 30-13 loss to the Brumbies.

Meet the Rebels

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.

Pyle, Delve to share top role

Gareth Delve

Stathi Paxinos Second-rower to be named as joint Rebels vice-captain with incumbent Gareth Delve.

Delve has no regrets over Rebels move

Welsh ace: Gareth Delve flies high for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve suffered the disappointment of missing out on Wales' World Cup team.

Rugby Union

Rebels trio bedazzle Blues

Generic rugby union ball

Stathi Paxinos Move over Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk, the Melbourne Rebels' 34-23 win over the more-fancied Blues on Thursday has shown there could be a new ''Big Three'' in town.

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.

Rugby Union

Rebel praises 'spirit'

haw120218.001.001.jpg  Melbourne Park Rebels vs Crusaders Danny Cipriani and James O'connor Rebels   Picture Wayne Hawkins

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