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Phil Swainston 2013/2014

Phil Swainston

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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Recent news stories on Phil Swainston:
Date Type Headline
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
10.01.2014 Club News London Wasps team to play Bayonne