Rio silver medallist Lindsay-Hague added to England Sevens squad

Rio silver medallist Lindsay-Hague added to England Sevens squad

25 October 2016 / 15:00

Rio 2016 silver medallist Ollie Lindsay-Hague has been added to the England Sevens squad ahead of the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Having being a member of the first ever Team GB rugby sevens squad in Rio – where they won silver – the 26-year-old back announced he would leaving Harlequins after a seven-year spell at the Stoop, having made 61 appearances and scoring ten tries for the club.

Lindsay-Hague first represented England Sevens in 2010, before returning to the 15-a-side format until earlier this year.

He rejoined the squad for the Hong Kong leg of the series in April, and was selected as part of Team GB’s 14-man squad bound for Rio in July, and England Sevens Head Coach Simon Amor couldn’t be happier to have Lindsay-Hague permanently on board.

"It's great to have Ollie joining us full time for the season," he said.

"He was outstanding during the GB preparations and in Rio as well. Ollie is a superb player, who has exceptional feet and on his day he is undefendable.

“Everyone is excited to see what he can bring to the group on a permanent basis."

Team GB captain Tom Mitchell added: “It’s awesome to have Ollie on board.

"He's a good character to have around as he gives us all a bit of a laugh but he has also got an unbelievable amount of talent and electric feet which are really well suited to the sevens game."

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