|Weight||80kg (12st 8lb)|
|IRB World Series||11 events|
A starting debut in the HSBC Sevens World Series for England in the 12-12 draw with Argentina in Las Vegas in February 2010 added a new dimension not only to Ollie Lindsay-Hague’s season but to his developing career.
Ollie benched for the other four matches in the tournament that brought a Plate semi-final defeat by South Africa but scored nine tries in the final four events of 2009-10, featuring eight in Adelaide and Hong Kong.
He went on to make a captivating contribution to England’s win in Dubai in December 2010, being his country’s leading try-scorer with five that included two in the 29-21 triumph over Samoa in the final. He has now run in 19 tries in 11 IRB World Series events.
Hammersmith-born, he was educated at Hall School, Wimbledon and Millfield where he was Sevens captain. Now a member of the Harlequins Academy, Ollie played his early rugby at London Welsh, represented the England Under 16 A team and has spent the past season on loan to Rosslyn Park. His first Harlequins’ appearance was in 2009 in a pre-season friendly against Connacht.
He said: "Playing for Park has made a major impact on my 15-a-side rugby. At this level, it is a man’s game and I have really improved on the physical side."
Ollie’s try-scoring form also helped Park to keep the pressure on Barking at the top of the table and to win promotion to National One for 2010-11 after a play off against Loughborough Students.
He can play on the wing, at full back or scrum half and was originally in the England Sevens squad of 21 for a training camp in October 2009. It was trimmed to 12 players for the initial tournaments in Dubai and George, South Africa in 2009.
Another opportunity then beckoned. He took it emphatically with try scoring panache when stepping into the squad for the Adelaide and Hong Kong legs in March 2010 as a replacement for Ollie Phillips, of Stade Français, who had returned to his club for rehabilitation following a foot injury.
Last updated: June 27, 2011