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

Waratahs quell the Rebels second time around

Stathi Paxinos The last time NSW ventured to AAMI Park, the Melbourne Rebels sprang a 24-22 ambush late last season that began a run which saw the Waratahs slip from finals contention.

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

Speculation over, Phipps going to Waratahs

Heading north: Rebels half-back Nick Phipps.

Stathi Paxinos Technical glitch leads to posting of confirmation by ARU earlier than intended.

Freier still in doubt for Waratahs clash

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION As things stand now, Adam Freier is one of the last players on the list to have not yet played a moment of football for the Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels chief Rob Clarke hopes to secure private ownership deal

Melbourne Rebels at training.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels chief executive Rob Clarke is hopeful Super Rugby’s cellar dwellers could have new owners before the start of next season.

Rugby Union

Tom Kingston ready to seize his chance for Melbourne Rebels

Tom Kingston.

Stathi Paxinos It's not the way Tom Kingston would like to claim a run-on spot, but the past couple of years have taught the talented utility back that you take your chances when and where they come.

Rugby Union

Super Rugby's Rebels will have eyes on Bernard Foley

Major danger: Bernard Foley.

Stathi Paxinos It's usually full-back Israel Folau who steals the spotlight among the NSW Waratahs but Tom English says the Melbourne Rebels will be looking at Bernard Foley as the major danger in Friday night's...

Rugby

Melbourne Rebels have a month to turn season around: Scott Higginbotham

'A lot of work to do': Scott Higginbotham.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham has set his team the task of turning around its season within the next month.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels have a score to settle with Western Force

Handy inclusion: Cadeyrn Neville will start for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels remember the last time they played the Western Force all too well.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels sign Mike Harris on two-year deal

Mike Harris lines up a kick for the Wallabies against Scotland in Newcastle last year.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels are set to announce on Saturday morning the signing of Queensland utility back Mike Harris on a two-year deal.

Rugby union

Melbourne Rebels confident of improvement

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Stathi Paxinos For each of their three seasons, the Rebels have gone into their first game with optimism.

Rugby Union

Sean McMahon thrives at Rebels against big pack of Cheetahs

Stathi Paxinos Sean McMahon could have wished for an easier introduction to Super Rugby than to face South Africa.

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.

Melbourne Rebels' Sean McMahon stars in winning debut

Sean McMahon

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.

Rugby Union

Kiwi Jason Woodward keen for Rebels to take rugby union spotlight

Rebels Jason Woodward.

Stathi Paxinos Jason Woodward hadn't made it through customs when he got his first taste of rugby in Melbourne.

Rugby union

Rebels will count on All Black Tamati Ellison's experience

New Zealand's centre Tamati Ellison.

Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham predicts Tamati Ellison's influence will quickly be felt at the club.

Rugby Union

Top six and no more excuses for Rebels

Ged Robinson

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels believe they can no longer use the excuse of being new.

Rugby Union

Rebel reports for duty

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos Jarrod Saffy of the Melbourne Rebels has been through one of the battles of his life.

Saffy back to stake claim for Rebels

Jarrod Saffy

Stathi Paxinos JARROD SAFFY came through one of the toughest battles of his career just to return to training with the Rebels after a serious neck injury last year threatened to end his career.

Rugby Union

Rebellious youth set to take over

Melbourne Rebels

Stathi Paxinos It is now fair to say that the Melbourne Rebels are no longer a 'Dad's Army'.