OLLIE Lindsay-Hague admits he could turn to full-time Sevens rugby if he fails to establish himself in the Harlequins first team.
Having played a starring role in Quins' J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby Sevens campaign last summer, the 21 year old, who has been capped at international Sevens level, was shipped out on loan to Esher.
He was limited to four appearances from the bench for Quins in the LV=Cup, as the Stoop side went on to have a record-breaking season which ended with them as Premiership champions.
But with rugby Sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016 on the horizon, Lindsay-Hague is tempted with a permanent switch to the mini form of the game if he fails to become a Quins regular.
He said: “At Rio 2016, I’ll be about 25 or 26, so if 15s isn’t working out, it would be something I would definitely want to do. Going to the Olympics would be incredible.
“I have just come back from injury, so for now I just want to get back for pre-season, and I’ll make my plans and targets more then.
“Playing Championship rugby with Esher was physical, but it’s obviously not as quick as 7s. You really test yourself against the likes of New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa, because a lot of those players are in World Cup teams in 15s.”
In the meantime, Lindsay-Hague believes this year's J.P. Morgan series, which kicks off at The Stoop on July 13, is the perfect stage to force his way into the Quins reckoning next season.
He added: “It’s a great starting point for the season. It’s hard work because you haven’t done much, skills-wise, beforehand. It’s a great place to start and show what you are about to the coaches.
“If you can do it on a 7s pitch you can do it on a 15s pitch. I guess it’s not as physical, but you still treat it like you would a 15s game, as everyone wants to win.”