Ollie is a former English professional rugby union player.

Phillips combined successful careers in both the 15-a-side game and also the Olympic version of the game, Rugby Sevens. Phillips captained England Sevens and was named ‘7s World Rugby Player of the Year’ in 2009 while also pursuing a professional career in 15s with four clubs in England and France, where he was voted ‘Overseas Player of the Year’ in 2011.