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 joined Wasps at the beginning of last season and soon became a regular name in the starting 15. He made 21 appearances for The Club in his first season and was named man of the match for his impressive form in the Wasps scrum against Leicester Tigers ' his celebration from which earned him YouTube fame!
Following a string of impressive performances, Swainston was also called up into England Saxons squad training.
He was nominated for Young Player of the Year at the Wasps end of year awards dinner with the likes of Elliot Daly and Billy Vunipola as a result of his form in his first season at Wasps.
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|26.08.2014||Club News||Wasps face Esher in training game|
|22.08.2014||Club News||Wasps name squad for Connacht Rugby|
|15.08.2014||Club News||Wasps name squad for London Welsh Friendly|
|24.05.2014||Match Report||Wasps secure final place in European Rugby Champions Cup|
|23.05.2014||Club News||Team to play Stade Français|
|23.05.2014||Club News||Wasps confirm players extending contracts|
|22.05.2014||Club News||Simpson: It’s a straight shootout|
|18.05.2014||Match Report||Wasps take a one-point lead to Paris|
|16.05.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Stade Francais|
|09.05.2014||Club News||Team to play Northampton Saints|
|02.05.2014||Club News||Team to play Newcastle Falcons|
|25.04.2014||Club News||Team to play Bath|
|19.04.2014||Match Report||Wasps record bonus point win at The Stinger|
|18.04.2014||Club News||Varndell and Johnson return for The Stinger|
|11.04.2014||Match Report||Leicester Tigers deny Wasps a losing bonus point|
|11.04.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Leicester Tigers|
|04.04.2014||Club News||Team to play Gloucester Rugby|
|28.03.2014||Club News||Team to play Saracens|
|28.02.2014||Club News||Team to play Sale Sharks|
|14.02.2014||Club News||Team to play London Irish|
|07.02.2014||Club News||Team to play Harlequins|
|31.01.2014||Club News||Team to play Gloucester|
|25.01.2014||Match Report||Wasps get gritty win in tough conditions|
|24.01.2014||Club News||Team to play London Irish|
|17.01.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Viadana|