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 expect no let-up from Lions with point to prove

Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story when the Melbourne Rebels take on the British and Irish Lions at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.

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Rugby Union

Lions learn and deliver a lesson to Rebels

Can't catch me: Ben Youngs fends off a desperate lunge from Jarrod Saffy on his way to scoring a try.

Stathi Paxinos Tourists beat Australia's youngest Super Rugby team 35-0 at AAMI Park.

Lions happy, but unlikely to ring many changes

Lions centre Manu Tuilagi demonstrates some fancy footwork.

Stathi Paxinos Major changes unlikely in Lions team for second Test despite big win over Rebels.

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Rugby

Fast-learning Lions blanket the Rebels

Manu Tuilagi

Stathi Paxinos The British and Irish Lions showed they learnt their lesson after their surprise loss to the Brumbies, bouncing back to squash the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.

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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 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

Melbourne Rebels on guard for Cheetahs surge

Scott Higginbotham, Hugh Pyle.

Stathi Paxinos Rebels skipper would love for Cheetahs to fall for the old two-card trick at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Rugby Union

Cooper backlash 'below the belt'

Positive spin: Michael Hooper says the Wallabies are still a Bledisloe Cup chance.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Hooper labels continuing rowdy reception given to Quade Cooper as unreasonable.

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Rugby Union

Lealiifano's sweet return

Christian Lealiifano.

Stathi Paxinos Christian Lealiifano's goalkicking has proved to be an asset for the Wallabies.

Rugby

Quade Cooper backlash 'below the belt', says Michael Hooper

Quade Cooper.

Stathi Paxinos Michael Hooper has labelled the continuing rowdy reception given to Quade Cooper in his Wallabies appearances as "unreasonable" and "below the belt".

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Rugby

James O'Connor admits he's stuffed up, but vows to be a Wallaby again

O'Connor

Stathi Paxinos James O'Connor says he has "stuffed up". In fact, he admits he has done so many times. Seemingly every year, he says, he has managed to get into some off-field controversy which could have been...

Rugby Union

Rebels probe Beale's latest slip

James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels are investigating whether any of Kurtley Beale's teammates - including fellow Wallaby James O'Connor - were with the troubled star when he broke the conditions of his return to rugby...

Rugby Union

Beale stood down by Rebels

Beale

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale has again been suspended, after the troubled star broke the conditions of his return to rugby by drinking alcohol the night after returning for the Melbourne Rebels and missing a...

Rugby Union

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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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.

Rebels keen on Lion-sized task

Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story.

Rugby Union

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.

Rugby Union

Wheel turns for Delve

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve never thought he would one day play against the British and Irish Lions.

Rugby

Burgess surges back into Rebels' starting side

Luke Burgess

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos Returning Australian halfback Luke Burgess has been parachuted into the starting line-up for the Rebels' game against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday.