Logan Swann

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Logan Swann
Logan Swann.jpg
Personal information
Full name Logan Douglas Swann[1]
Born (1975-02-10) February 10, 1975 (age 42)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Position Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–03 Auckland Warriors 146 34 1 0 138
2004 Bradford Bulls 26 6 0 0 24
2005–06 Warrington Wolves 52 20 0 0 80
2007–08 New Zealand Warriors 49 2 0 0 8
Total 273 62 1 0 250
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996–04 New Zealand 29 7 0 0 28
2008 All Golds 1 0 1 0 2
Source: RLP

Logan Swann (born 10 February 1975 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league footballer who represented his country. Swann is related to several other rugby league players, notably cousins Willie and Anthony.

Early years[edit]

Swann started his junior career in New Zealand with the Mt Wellington club then moved to the Otahuhu club, completing his amateur league years with the Ellerslie Eagles.

Playing career[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

Swann joined the Auckland Warriors Colts side in 1995 and later went on to play in the Reserves team in 1996. At the end of the 1996 season Swann had impressed the Reserve grade coach Frank Endacott so much that he was picked for the New Zealand Kiwis squad. Swann was picked for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1996 straight from the Reserve Grade of the Auckland Warriors. His test debut was against the Great Britain team. Swann went on to play for his country twenty nine times over nine years from 1996–2004. Swann made his first grade debut in 1997. In 1998 he represented Samoa in the World Nines and played in the final. Swann was selected for the New Zealand team to compete in the end of season 1999 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament. In the final against Australia he played at loose forward in the Kiwis' 22-20 loss.

Swann played for New Zealand in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. He stayed with the Warriors for seven seasons, winning the Minor Premiership in 2002. He played from the interchange bench in the 2002 NRL grand final which the Warriors lost to the Sydney Roosters.

Super League[edit]

In 2004 Swann moved to England, joining the Bradford Bulls.[2][3] Having won Super League VIII, Bradford played against 2003 NRL Premiers, the Penrith Panthers in the 2004 World Club Challenge. Swann played at loose forward and scored a try in the Bulls' 22-4 victory. He played for Bradford at second-row forward in their 2004 Super League Grand Final loss against the Leeds Rhinos. In 2005 he joined the Warrington Wolves where he spent two seasons.

Return to the NRL[edit]

Swann returned home to play for the New Zealand Warriors in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.[4] This means that Swann has been involved in five of the seven playoff campaigns for the New Zealand Warriors up to end of the 2008 year; 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008. On the 8 April 2007 Swann became the third player to play 150 first grade games for the Warriors.[5] In 2008 he played for the All Golds in their match against the New Zealand Māori that served as a build up game to the 2008 World Cup.[6]

Post playing[edit]

After retiring at the end of 2008 Swann became a real estate salesperson.[7] He currently works for Ray White New Zealand in the suburb of Remuera.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SWANN, LOGAN DOUGLAS 1996 - 2004 - KIWI #669 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Logan Swann Liverpool Daily Post, 22 October 2003
  3. ^ Dave Hadfield Bradford lure Swann and set sights on Kohe-Love The Independent, 22 October 2003
  4. ^ Brown, Michael (8 October 2006). "League: Logan returns for Warriors Swann-song". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Swann Eyes 150th Appearances for Warriors Archived 2015-02-08 at the Wayback Machine. warriors.co.nz, 3 April 2007
  6. ^ John Lazo-Ron Swann grateful to have played alongside legend Ruben Wiki Howick and Pakuranga Times, 9 October 2008
  7. ^ "Logan's run at an end". Sunday News. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Realestate Profile for Logan Swann realestate.co.nz