Scotland international retires after 14-year career - Ruck

Scotland international retires after 14-year career

Glasgow’s Tim Swinson will retire from rugby at the end of the 2019/2020 season.

Swinson joined up with Warriors in 2012 from Newcastle Falcons where he’d been a regular starter in the pack since making his debut in 2005.

The big forward brought a hard-hitting edge to the Scotstoun pack and went on to make 136 appearances for Glasgow.

He was first called up by Scotland for the summer tour to South Africa in 2013 and went on to make 38 appearances.

Introducing the 6 rugby brothers you didn’t know about… including the other Wilkinson

Did you know that Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson both had brothers who played professional rugby?

While all of the focus, fame and attention can fall on certain members of the family, it is easy to forget that there can be other siblings plugging away in the game.

But who are some of these men? And where do or did they play?

Mark Wilkinson, brother of Jonny

He spent his three-year professional career between 2002 and 2005 at Newcastle Falcons, alongside his brother, Jonny, predominantly playing as a Centre.

Tom Cowan-Dickie, brother of Tom

A product of the Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Tom initially developed his rugby through the club and at Mounts Bay School, as did his younger brother Luke. The 28-year-old, who also plays hooker, first joined the Cornish Pirates in 2010, and signed a new two-year deal in May 2020.