Scotland lock Tim Swinson to retire at end of 2019/20 season

Tim Swinson has played 38 Tests for Scotland
Tim Swinson has played 38 Tests for Scotland

Scotland lock Tim Swinson has confirmed that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Swinson started his senior career with Newcastle Falcons in 2008 and with 89 Premiership appearances for them he moved to Glasgow Warriors in 2012.

He went on to make 136 appearances for the Warriors and went on to qualify to play for Scotland through his grandmother.

The 33-year-old's international debut for Scotland came in 2013 against South Africa and has featured in 38 Tests with his last appearance coming in June 2018. He also played four games for the Dark Blues in the 2015 World Cup.

“It’s a hard goodbye to the game I’ve played for the last 14 years,” Swinson posted on his social media account.

“But it’s time to move on to the next adventure. The memorable games, victories and friendships won’t be lost, but the camaraderie will be missed.”

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