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 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 George Smith is keen for a Wallabies call-up to take on the Lions this weekend.
Stathi Paxinos Who says history never repeats? Etihad Stadium again proved a lucky hunting ground for the Wallabies who, as they did 12 years ago, kept the series alive by hanging to beat the British and Irish...
Stathi Paxinos Skipper James Horwill says he could not be prouder of his team.
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels star Kurtley Beale may play two Tests for the Wallabies in five days.
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...
Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels have taken a step towards shoring up their future by re-signing promising breakaway Sean McMahon but the search for an experienced playmaker to fill the problem five-eighth...
Stathi Paxinos When Hugh Pyle runs out of the Melbourne Rebels against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday, he will be celebrating the milestone of having become the first player to reach 50 Super Rugby games for...
Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham has set his team the task of turning around its season within the next month.
Stathi Paxinos Fellow prop compares Toby Smith to former, legendary teammate Greg Somerville.
Stathi Paxinos Sean McMahon could have wished for an easier introduction to Super Rugby than to face South Africa.
Stathi Paxinos Rebels rookie Sean McMahon could have wished for far easier ways to play his first game of Super Rugby than facing a South African forward pack.
Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham predicts Tamati Ellison's influence will quickly be felt at the club.
Stathi Paxinos It will, according to Nic Henderson, be a classic Australian underdog story.
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 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.
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 There are many things that are different about George Smith from the young talent who turned 21 during the 2001 British and Irish Lions tour.
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...