Swift Tony

by Geoff Pillinger
Tony Swift scores v Leicester 1994 Pilkington Cup Final
Player Tony Swift

Anthony Swift

Position: Wing

Born: 24th May 1959 in Preston, Lancashire

Height: 5ft 10in

Weight: 12st 4lb

Education: Hutton Grammar School and University of Wales


Honours: North, South West, England (6 caps)

Debut game: 11th September 1985 v Alberta Province

Final game: 6th May 1995 v Wasps

Number of Appearances: 236

Career details:

Previously played for Fylde and Swansea. Represented the North and SW Divisions.

Had the distinction of scoring 100 points in a season for Swansea and a repeat performance for Bath in the 1989/90 season, scoring 26 tries (104 points)

Five out of Tony’s six international appearances and also one Cup Final for Bath were on the left wing, not his favoured right wing.

Scored an amazing 161 tries and played in 50 consecutive league matches between September 1989 and September 1993

Not a lover of training or wet weather, but like a fine red wine, improved with age.

Became the first Chairman of the Bath Club at the start of the professional era in 1996

Fantastic rugby brain and terrific feet with an incredible ability to turn defenders inside out.

A Chartered Accountant he was a partner of Dave Robson and David Taylor in the form of  Robson Taylor.


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