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Ollie Phillips

Key Facts

SquadEngland Sevens
PositionWing/centre
Age31
Height1.8m (5'11")
Weight92kg (14st 6lb)
IRB World Series18

Profile

Former captain and world player of the year Ollie Phillips returned to the England Sevens ranks after signing a full-time contract in the summer of 2012 and subsequently appeared in the George event last December.

The Brighton-born centre and wing was a Newcastle Falcons player when he made his debut and between 2004 and 2009 appeared in 17 World Series tournaments, captaining the side in 2008-09 when they clinched a first Wellington Sevens title and followed that by winning the London crown.

Phillips, educated at Brighton College and Durham University, was duly voted the IRB's World Player of the Year that season. "To be named as the world’s best Sevens player is a special thing," he said.

A move to Stade Français followed and he spent two seasons in Paris – playing in the 2010 European Challenge Cup final – and following injury moved for a brief spell with Gloucester at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.

He kept in touch with the England Sevens side after leaving Stade in the summer of 2011, rehabilitating with them after a knee operation and returned to the fold to bring considerable expertise and experience to the squad.

Last updated: May 1, 2013

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