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

Tough love the key to bringing out the best in the Melbourne Rebels' Luke Jones

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels second-rower Luke Jones has been one of those prodigiously talented players – a schoolboy when he signed to former club Western Force – but there was always a sense that...

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 Union

Rebels opt to cut their ties with Beale

Departing: Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos and Georgina Robinson Rebels cap extraordinary cleanout by cutting ties with Wallabies playmaker.

Rugby Union

Beale stood down by Rebels

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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

Delve itching to make his mark again for Rebels

Nick Stirzaker.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve will be occupying one of the places he least wants when the Melbourne Rebels start their clash with the Stormers at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Rugby

Delve itching to make his mark again for Rebels

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve will be occupying one of the places he least wants when the Melbourne Rebels start their clash with the Stormers at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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

Rising Rebels gaining respect

Mitch Inman.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels' Mitch Inman believes respect is slowly coming.

Rugby Union

Post-Cipriani Rebels the Beale thing

Danny Cipriani.

Stathi Paxinos Rod Macqueen has witnessed the remarkable and almost instantaneous transformation the team has had since Danny Cipriani departed.

Rebels wins will attract best players

The Reds' Scott Higginbotham seems to be getting better and better.

Stathi Paxinos Announcement about highly regarded Reds' backrower Scott Higginbotham expected soon.

Rugby Union

Rebels newcomer shows some cheek

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Stathi Paxinos Angus Roberts makes no apologies for getting away with one in the Rebels' loss.

Rugby Union

Rebels again within sight but no reward

Lachlan Mitchell scores a try.

Stathi Paxinos The Rebels were left to rue what might have been following their third consecutive loss after holding a half-time lead.

Rebels say 'game changer' penalty cost the game

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels say a controversial refereeing decision cost them their chance of springing an upset over Queensland.

Rugby Union

Delve has faith in his down-on-luck Rebels

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper believes one breakthrough win will kick-start his team's faltering season.

Rugby Union

Phipps didn't want too much

Nick Phipps

Stathi Paxinos Nick Phipps has denied suggestions that he priced himself out of reach of Rebels.

Rugby Union

Rebels hell: Beale and Vuna ordered home after punch-up

Cooper Vuna.

Stathi Paxinos and Georgina Robinson Melbourne Rebels players Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna have been sent back to Australia on separate flights from the team's South African tour after being involved in a late-night fight.

Rugby Union

Rebels reconsider suspended Beale

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale's future with the Melbourne Rebels is on decidedly shaky ground with coach Damien Hill saying the club would reassess the worth of keeping the Wallabies star past this year after he was...

Rugby

Beale skating on thin ice

Fine mess: Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna should be fined, say ex-Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos Former Rebels disappointed that argument between teammates got out of control.

Rugby

Rebel hell: Beale and Vuna sent home after late-night fight

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels players Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna have been sent back to Australia from the team's South African tour after being involved in a late-night fight.

Rugby Union

Sorry Vuna out for one

Gareth Delve and Kurtley Beale

Stathi Paxinos Cooper Vuna gets a one-game ban for his fight with teammate Kurtley Beale.