Ollie Lindsay-Hague helped to set up Team GB’s try in the 43-7 defeat by Fiji in the Rio Olympic Games final as his side took the silver medal. In May last year, Ollie had been included in the 25-strong Olympic training squad and later that month appeared in his 14th World Sevens Series tournament in Paris. He scored his 21st try against Russia in the Bowl semi-final.
A touchdown against Wales the following week in the London tournament, three in the Dubai event in December 2016, another in Cape Town the following weekend, three in Wellington and one in Sydney this February took him to 30 tries. He scored another three in Hong Kong, including his side’s only try in the fifth-place semi-final defeat by New Zealand. He added two in Singapore the following weekend, two more in Paris and another five in London before sustaining a head injury in the final against Scotland. He has now played in 24 events and scored 42 tries.
He was added to the England Sevens squad for the 2016/17 series, having been contracted to Harlequins when being part of the Team GB sevens squad.
A starting debut for England in the 12-12 draw with Argentina in Las Vegas in February 2010 had added a new dimension not only to Ollie’s season but to his developing career. He benched for the other four matches in the tournament that brought a Plate semi-final defeat by South Africa.
Ollie was educated at Hall School, Wimbledon and Millfield where he was Sevens captain. Once a member of the Harlequins Academy, he played his early rugby at London Welsh, represented the England U16 A team and spent a season on loan to Rosslyn Park. His first Harlequins’ appearance was against Connacht in a pre-season friendly eight years ago.
He can play on the wing, at full back or scrum half and has appeared in 39 Premiership games for Harlequins. Ollie 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.
Another opportunity then beckoned when he stepped 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: 24 May 2017