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 live up to all the hype

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

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.

Rugby Union

Rebels coach Tony McGahan to rate Melbourne's improvement against Queensland

Tony McGahan

Stathi Paxinos Tony McGahan will be presented with his best chance to assess just how far the Melbourne Rebels have progressed since he took the reins, with the club playing a trial match against the Queensland...

Rugby union

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

Rebels stun Highlanders with fairytale finish

Nick Phipps

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels led for all of 10 seconds against the Highlanders in their final Super Rugby game of the season.

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Rugby Union

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.

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.

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.

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

Don't quit, Lipman tells Chamberlain

Tom Chamberlain

Stathi Paxinos Retired Rebels forward Michael Lipman will tell ex-teammate Tom Chamberlain to play on.

Rugby Union

Top six and no more excuses for Rebels

Ged Robinson

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels believe they can no longer use the excuse of being new.

Rugby Union

Rebel reports for duty

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos Jarrod Saffy of the Melbourne Rebels has been through one of the battles of his life.

Saffy back to stake claim for Rebels

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos JARROD SAFFY came through one of the toughest battles of his career just to return to training with the Rebels after a serious neck injury last year threatened to end his career.

Rugby Union

Beale is ready and raring to get started

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale says he is keen to get his season started this Saturday with the Melbourne Rebels' trial match against the Hurricanes, but he may be told to wait yet another week.

Rugby Union

Gerrard blasts Rebels

Mark Gerrard.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels foundation player Mark Gerrard has taken aim at his former team following speculation that the Super Rugby club was looking to sign former Wallaby half-back Luke Burgess next season.

Rugby Union

Gareth Delve named as Rebels captain

Gareth Delve

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve has become the first foreign player to be named captain of an Australian Super Rugby team, with the Melbourne Rebels this morning making the announcement.

Rugby Union

Rebels pick Welsh star as new skipper

Gareth Delve

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve the first foreign player named captain of an Australian Super Rugby team.