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

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.

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

Melbourne Rebels confident of improvement

Stathi Paxinos dinkus

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

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

Smith keen and able for Wallabies comeback

George Smith

Stathi Paxinos George Smith is keen for a Wallabies call-up to take on the Lions this weekend.

Rugby union

Come back Kurtley, cry the Rebels

Kurtley Beale.

Stathi Paxinos Kurtley Beale would be welcomed back to the Melbourne Rebels if the troubled star chose to return.

Rugby Union

Rebels lick wounds and brace for future

Cooper Vuna.

Stathi Paxinos There has been a changing of the guard every year of the Melbourne Rebels' existence.

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's exit paves way for Rebels to rebuild

Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels capped one of the most extraordinary clean-outs in Australian rugby history with the news they had parted company with Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Beale stood down by Rebels

Beale

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

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

Rebels prepare for a new generation

Gareth Delve.

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...

Neck injury fails to stop Melbourne back-rower

Jarrod Saffy

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.

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