TRANSFER | Scotland international reverses retirement decision to join Saracens - Ruck

TRANSFER | Scotland international reverses retirement decision to join Saracens

Tim Swinson has signed a one-year deal with Saracens after having a change of heart about hanging up his boots, according to a report in The Offside Line.

The Scotland and Glasgow forward announced his retirement from rugby last month but Saracens have secured his services for their English Championship campaign.

The report says Swinson will initially split his time between his parents home in London and his current base in Glasgow, whilst combining rugby with studying for a law degree from Robert Gordon University.

He plans to carry on as Chair of Rugby Players Scotland, the association which represents the interests of Scotland’s professional rugby players.

The 33-year-old earned 38 Scotland caps and was part of the Warriors squad that won the Pro12 title in 2015.

He arrived at Scotstoun from Newcastle Falcons in 2012 and played 136 times, also featuring in the 2015 World Cup.


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