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.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels coach Rod Macqueen says club right to chase Michael Lipman and he had been confident the England representative would have been a solid cornerstone of new Super rugby franchise.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels chief says run-of-the-mill thinking will not get Australian rugby union out of its funk.
Stathi Paxinos The No.10 hurt his left shoulder in a tackle mid-way through the second half.
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.
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.
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...
Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels team.
Stathi Paxinos Second-rower to be named as joint Rebels vice-captain with incumbent Gareth Delve.
Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve suffered the disappointment of missing out on Wales' World Cup team.
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.
Stathi Paxinos DANNY CIPRIANI believes there will be one crucial similarity when Melbourne Rebels play the Brumbies in Canberra tonight: team spirit.
Stathi Paxinos Danny Cipriani believes there will be one crucial element in tonight's game: team spirit.
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.
Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman says he has many reasons to pull out his best game in a 'very, very long time'.
Stathi Paxinos Rod Macqueen has witnessed the remarkable and almost instantaneous transformation the team has had since Danny Cipriani departed.
Stathi Paxinos Five-eighth's absence another hit for the Rebels play-making stocks.
Stathi Paxinos Worsening side-effects from concussion force gutsy breakaway to immediately retire.
Stathi Paxinos Michael Lipman has kept a medical secret for three years; now it has ended his career.
Stathi Paxinos Coach declares the veterans will leave club with a legacy to take it to a promising future.
Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION John O'Neill warns potential backers of Melbourne Rebels to do so only if they have a spare $1 million to indulge a passion.