James Stannard
Position Back
Date of birth 21 February 1983
Height 173cm
Weight 82kg
Debut Wellington, New Zealand (February 2010)
Caps 31

Biography

Born: Brisbane, Queensland
Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Cult-figure James Stannard became the leading Australian points scorer in World Series history when he overtook Peter Miller's tally of 631 in Wellington in January 2016.

Stannard was a member of the Australian side that won a Silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India and captained the side that won the London Sevens at Twickenham in the same year.

After leaving Australian shores to take up a contract in Japan in 2012, Stannard returned to his homeland and quickly expressed interest in returning to the fast-paced Sevens environment. In March 2013 he was named in the squad for tournaments in Hong Kong and Tokyo and then went on to play in Glasgow and London. He also played in the Gold Coast, Dubai and South Africa meetings in 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series, before returning to the squad for the Twickenham leg - helping the side reach the Cup Final.

Stannard made one of the most memorable plays in Australian Sevens history at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, despite being outnumbered three-to-one he stopped a try that would have sent his country spinning out of the tournament in the Cup Quarter-Finals.

Stannard played at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Representative Honours: Commonwealth Games (2010, 2014), Olympic Games (2016)

SWS Career Points: 794 (44T, 287C)
2015-16 SWS Points: 208 (8T, 89C)