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

Wallabies relish once in a lifetime opportunity

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.

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.

Rugby Union

Lion-hearted effort could save job

Rebels coach Damien Hill looks on during a captain's run on Monday.

Stathi Paxinos If Rebels perform well, it could go some way towards saving coach's job.

Would-be Wallaby Tomane's Queensland curse

Joe Tomane

Stathi Paxinos Joe Tomane reckons there is something about Queensland that just does not agree with him.

Rugby Union

I'm ready to lead, says O'Connor

Stathi Paxinos James O'Connor had plenty of what he calls 'reflection time' last year.

Rugby Union

O'Connor given his chance to lead

James O'Connor

Stathi Paxinos James O'Connor will captain the Melbourne Rebels in a Super Rugby game for the first time.

Rugby Union

Rebels forwards to take control, says O'Connor

James O'Connor.

Stathi Paxinos The stand-in Melbourne Rebels captain was eager to promote his forwards in Friday night's game against New South Wales.

Rugby Union

Phipps off to Waratahs

Nick Phipps.

Stathi Paxinos Nick Phipps' future looks to be in a New South Wales Waratahs jumper from next year.

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

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

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

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

Beale suspended indefinitely, fined

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale has been suspended indefinitely and fined for his behaviour in South Africa.

Rugby

Fitting the Beale: Melbourne maestro takes to new spot at five-eighth

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos KURTLEY BEALE'S Melbourne Rebels teammates do not doubt that the backline maestro could easily handle a switch to Test five-eighth after watching the difference he has made to the Super Rugby team.

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.

Freier lines up for a century as Rebels meet Force

Adam Freier.

Stathi Paxinos Adam Freier has a casual way of describing one of the hardest milestones in Australian rugby.

Rugby Union

Wallabies to call on Beale to fill void

Kurtley Beale

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels star Kurtley Beale may play two Tests for the Wallabies in five days.

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.

Rugby Union

Rebels 'worth cheering about'

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos World Cup-winning coach says the Rebels should be 'well pleased' with their achievements this year.

Rugby Union

Pride takes over for new cap Vuna

Cooper Vuna.

Stathi Paxinos Cooper Vuna set to retain his position in the Wallabies side for the second Test against Wales.