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 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.
Stathi Paxinos Tourists beat Australia's youngest Super Rugby team 35-0 at AAMI Park.
Stathi Paxinos Major changes unlikely in Lions team for second Test despite big win over Rebels.
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.
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 All pre-season the Melbourne Rebels have been talking about how things would be different this season.
Stathi Paxinos Rebels skipper would love for Cheetahs to fall for the old two-card trick at AAMI Park on Friday night.
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...
Stathi Paxinos Whatever happens during the Melbourne Rebels' clash against the Highlanders on July 12, veteran loose-head prop Nic Henderson, who will be playing his 119th and final Super Rugby game, does not want...
Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale has been suspended indefinitely and fined for his behaviour in South Africa.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels and Southern Kings two newest teams in Super Rugby.
Stathi Paxinos Rebels can only look back on match against Southern Kings as the one that got away.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story.
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.
Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve never thought he would one day play against the British and Irish Lions.
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.