Sam Oliver sued the broadcaster over its report on him being cleared of assaulting James Stannard in March 2018

An Englishman who was cleared of assaulting Australia’s former rugby sevens captain is entitled to $100,000 damages after being defamed by the Nine Network, a judge has ruled.

Sam Oliver sued the broadcaster in the federal court over its September 2018 report on him being cleared of assaulting the ex-captain and Olympian James Stannard in March 2018.

Related: James Stannard case: UK man found not guilty of assault on Australian former rugby sevens captain

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