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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|06.12.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Grenoble|
|29.11.2013||Club News||Young looking for a reaction in Reading|
|24.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps well beaten by dominant Bath|
|22.11.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Bath|
|16.11.2013||Match Report||Disappointing defeat in Newport|
|15.11.2013||Club News||Chris Bell returns to captain Wasps|
|08.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps lose out in thrilling Cup opener|
|07.11.2013||Club News||Haskell to captain Wasps in first LV=Cup clash|
|28.10.2013||Club News||Clinical Quins beat Wasps A|
|27.10.2013||Club News||London Wasps A in action tonight|
|22.10.2013||Injury News||Injury Update|
|16.10.2013||Club News||Haskell to make his return against Bayonne|
|26.09.2013||Club News||Mullan enjoying new challenge|
|23.09.2013||Next Match||Young positive about home prospects|
|12.09.2013||Injury News||Injury update|
|04.09.2013||Club News||Team to face Harlequins|
|17.08.2013||Match Report||Wasps power to fine win in Galway|
|16.08.2013||Club News||Wasps travel to Ireland for second preseason test|
|09.08.2013||Match Report||Wasps lose narrowly in first outing|
|08.08.2013||Club News||Young keen to get going|
|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|