Darcy Swain rugby player
Darcy Swain rugby player

Darcy Swain

5th Jul 1997 2.00m/113kg No 4 Lock

Born in Babinda in Far North Queensland, Darcy Swain is a powerful second rower who started his career at the Brumbies.

Born and raised in Queensland, Swain made the move to Canberra in 2016 after becoming a schoolboy star with Brisbane Boys’ College in the state’s capital city. Having gone through the ranks at the Brumbies and went on to represent the Australian U20s and Canberra Vikings.

The hulking second row made an immediate impression with the Brumbies U20’s, establishing himself as one of the team’s key players and helping them to big victories over the Force and Rebels U20’s during the inaugural Super U20’s competition.

Swain signed a first team contract with the Brumbies at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season. An excellent athlete, with the ability to take the ball into contact and defend like a backrow, Swain makes his money at set-piece, particularly at the lineout.

Swain made his debut against the Jaguares during the 2018 Super Rugby season and in July he signed a new deal with the Canberra side for the 2019 Super Rugby season.

His debut against the Jaguares proved to be Swain's only Super Rugby game that year but he become a mainstay in the side the following year featuring in 12 games for the Canberra side. Swain captained the Vikings throughout the early stages of their 2019 NRC campaign before being sidelined by a broken thumb, missing the club's charge to the final against the Western Force in Perth.The second rower went on to play three of the opening six games of the 2020 Super Rugby season before it was brought to a halt.

Born in Babinda in Far North Queensland, Swain impressed the national selectors in Wallabies camp and earned his international debut against Les Bleus in the opening match of the three-Test series at Suncorp Stadium.

Such was his impact in the victorious July series, Swain was responsible for bringing down a French maul after the 80-minute mark that sealed a two-point win in the deciding Test. Known for using his 200cm, 113kg frame to good effect at the set-piece, Swain featured in 10 out of a possible 14 Tests in his first International season.

In March 2022, Swain signed a new deal with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies until the end of 2024.

Super Rugby debut: 2018 v Jaguares, Canberra
Super Rugby caps: 64 (Brumbies) (July 2023)
Test debut: 2021 v France, Brisbane
Test caps: 17

SC 21/07/2023


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