Anthony Swann

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Anthony Swann
Personal information
Full name Anthony Gilbert Swann
Born 1975
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994 Waitakere City 6 0 0 0 0
1996–1998 Auckland Warriors 36 6 0 0 24
1999 North Sydney Bears 8 1 0 0 4
2000–2001 Canberra Raiders 19 6 0 0 24
2001 Warrington Wolves 3 1 0 0 4
Total 72 14 0 0 56
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 New Zealand 3 0 0 0 0
2000 Samoa 4 0 0 0 0
Source: Rugby League Project

Anthony Gilbert Swann[1] (born 1975) is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented both New Zealand and Samoa in international rugby league. He was educated at Liston College, Henderson.

Playing career[edit]

Swann's career started with the Waitakere City Raiders in the 1994 Lion Red Cup, before he signed with the Auckland Warriors, joining there reserve grade side.[2] He made the Warriors' first grade side in 1996 and played 36 times for the club. He was a New Zealand representative in 1996, playing in three test matches.

After this Swann spent a year with the North Sydney Bears and a season and a half with the Canberra Raiders before moving to England to join the Warrington Wolves. Swann played for Samoa at the 2000 World Cup.

In 2002 he switched to rugby union and played for the Bay of Plenty Steamers.

In 2004 Swann returned to Auckland, playing rugby league for the Mt Albert Lions in the Bartercard Cup and representative football for the Auckland side.[3]

Later years[edit]

Swann is now a teacher at Overseas Family School in Singapore located at Orchard Road.

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Willie, and his cousin, Logan Swann, both played for the Auckland Warriors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SWANN, ANTHONY GILBERT 1996 - KIWI #670 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.121
  3. ^ Jessup, Peter (29 June 2004). "Rugby League: Aucklanders must back up after NSW Country clash". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 

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