Player Profile

James Stannard


668 (38T, 239C)
Wellington, New Zealand (February 2010)
Height: 174cm
Weight: 82kg
Date Of Birth: 21/02/1983
Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
Senior Club  
Club Souths, QLD

While his most recent Rugby has been in the 15s format with Japanese Top League side Shokki and prior to that, with the Western Force, James Stannard has a wealth of Sevens experience.

The 31-year-old 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.

RWC Sevens caps: 1 (2013)
RWC Sevens points: 10 (5C)

Commonwealth Games caps:
2 (2010, 2014)
Commonwealth Games points: 40 (2T, 15C)

Representative Honours: Super Rugby (2008-2011), Top League (2012), Commonwealth Games (2010, 2014)