|Full name||Luke Swain|
24 February 1982 |
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb)|
|2007–2008||Gold Coast Titans||34||1||0||0||4|
|2009–2010||Salford City Reds||58||4||0||0||16|
Luke Swain, (born 24 February 1982 in Penrith, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer for the Salford City Reds of Super League. He previously played in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers and Gold Coast Titans. His position of choice is in the Second Row.
Swain played from the interchange bench in the Panthers' 2003 NRL grand final-winning team in their 18–6 win over the Sydney Roosters. As 2003 NRL premiers, the Panthers travelled to England to face Super League VIII champions, the Bradford Bulls in the 2004 World Club Challenge. Swain played from the interchange bench in the Penrith's 22-4 loss.
- First grade debut: Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders, 5 April 2003, Round 4 at Penrith Football Stadium.
- Premierships: 2003, Penrith Panthers defeated Sydney Roosters, 18–6.
In Salford's loss to Castleford, loose forward Swain threw an outrageous dummy which bamboozled the Tigers defence. Swain burst through the gap at pace and set up Karl Fitzpatrick for a memorable try.