Born in Harrogate, Phil Swainston started playing rugby at Harrogate RFC and began his professional career at Otley.
Swainston joined the Leeds Academy as a teenager.
The tight-head gained plenty of first team exposure for Leeds making 26 appearances in their final season in the Premiership before the side was relegated.
Swainston was injured for much of last season but has strong experience at representative level having played for England at U18 and U20 level.
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|04.05.2013||Match Report||Season fizzles out at Sale|
|03.05.2013||Club News||Wasps side to play Sale|
|21.04.2013||Match Report||Wasps downed by Exeter.|
|19.04.2013||Club News||Wasps side to face Exeter Chiefs|
|12.04.2013||Club News||Wasps side to face Leicester|
|05.04.2013||Match Report||Wasps outclassed by Leinster|
|04.04.2013||Club News||Wasps side to play Leinster|
|30.03.2013||Match Report||Wasps go down to Saracens|
|28.03.2013||Club News||Wasps make four changes for Saracens|
|23.03.2013||Match Report||Heartbreaking defeat at home|
|22.03.2013||Club News||Palmer returns as Wasps host Saints|
|20.03.2013||Club News||Wasps sign Cooper-Woolley|
|01.03.2013||Match Report||Wasps have to settle for a point at Sixways|
|27.02.2013||Club News||Team to play Worcester Warriors|
|22.02.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play London Irish|
|17.02.2013||Match Report||Wasps secure fine home win|
|15.02.2013||Club News||London Wasps side to face Gloucester|
|09.02.2013||Match Report||Wasps grind out big win at the Stoop|
|07.02.2013||Club News||London Wasps name team for return to domestic action|
|31.01.2013||Club News||Dont miss out on our match-day programme!|
|31.01.2013||Club News||Your Guide To: London Wasps V Sale Sharks|
|29.01.2013||Club News||Swainston added to England Saxons squad|
|17.01.2013||Match Report||Wasps battle to one-point win|
|16.01.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Dragons|
|12.01.2013||Match Report||Wasps secure Euro knock-out berth with huge home win|