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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|14.02.2014||Club News||Team to play London Irish|
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|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|
|10.01.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Bayonne|
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|26.12.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Newcastle Falcons|
|21.12.2013||Club News||Last play heartbreak for Wasps|
|20.12.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Northampton Saints|
|07.12.2013||Match Report||Seventh heaven for Wasps in France|
|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|