|Birth name||James Stannard|
|Date of birth||21 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Australia|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (12 st 13 lb; 181 lb)|
|School||St Edmund's College, Ipswich|
|Notable relative(s)||Melissa Wu (cousin)|
|Rugby union career|
Injury and retirementEdit
On 30 March 2018, Stannard received a fractured skull in an altercation with a 23 year old English tourist, Sam Oliver. The two men had left a Sydney bar at 3am with the altercation ensuing outside a kebab shop. Stannard was knocked unconscious from a single punch during the incident and hit his head on the concrete floor. Following his head injury, Stannard has suffered from vertigo.
In June 2018, Stannard was forced to retire from playing rugby due to the head injuries he received in the altercation.
Sam Oliver claimed that he retaliated in self-defence after Stannard had approached him, made an offensive remark, and initially punched Oliver's left eye. In September 2018, following a two-and-a-half day hearing, Oliver was found not guilty of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.
- "Western Force Team". www.rugbywa.com.au. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
- Newman, Beth (14 July 2016). "Rio Olympics: Australian Sevens teams announced". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
- Mitchell, Georgina (10 September 2018). "James Stannard still has vertigo months after 'king hit', court hears". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- "Injured sevens veteran Stannard retires". ESPN.com. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- "James Stannard case: UK man found not guilty of assault on Australian former rugby sevens captain". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- James Stannard at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Western Force profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 2016-08-21)
- James Stannard at ItsRugby.co.uk
|This biographical article relating to Australian rugby union is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|