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

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

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

Pat Leafa to get clear run at the starting hooking position

Opportunity: Pat Leafa celebrates a try.

Stathi Paxinos The next two weeks will provide Pat Leafa an opportunity that he has not had in his career at the club – a clear run at the starting hooking position.

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

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

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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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.

Rebels name Welshman Delve as leader but offsider yet to emerge

Gareth Delve

Stathi Paxinos GARETH DELVE has become the first foreign player to be named captain of an Australian Super Rugby team after being appointed to lead the Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby

Cut won't keep O'Connor out of opener

Oconnor

STATHI PAXINOS JAMES O'CONNOR is expected to be fit for the Melbourne Rebels' season opener against Western Force despite the Wallabies star suffering a bad gash to his bottom lip that required 18 stitches during...

Talking potential

Big season: Melbourne Rebels' Welsh captain Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve won't forget where the Rebels have come from.

He's the Beale deal: Phipps

Dangerous pair: Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps

Stathi Paxinos Rebels half-back Nick Phipps adjusting to presence of two Wallabies backs.

Rebels yell for spot in finals

High-five: Ben Mowen (Brumbies), Dave Dennis (Waratahs), James Horwill (Reds), Matt Hodgson (Force) and Gareth Delve (Rebels).

Stathi Paxinos Coach Damien Hill will not publicly state the target, but he knows the arithmetic.

Rebels coach puts raps on first-gamer Roberts

Grabbing his chance: Angus Roberts.

Stathi Paxinos Talented Sydney University player will get his chance this week, earlier than expected.