Fresh out of the NSW pathway program, Lachlan Swinton joined the NSW Waratahs top squad in 2018. Swinton has risen through the NSW Rugby ranks to deliver some powerful performances for Sydney in the NRC season. A product of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the backrower played his University rugby for the Wahroonga Tigers and for Knox Grammar. He caught the eye of the Australian Under 20s selectors in 2017 for the Oceania U20s and U20s World Championship. Having a taste of 1st Grade rugby for Sydney University in 2016, he quickly became a regular in the Shute Shield competition helping the students claim their 2019 premiership. That same year Swinton earnt the Chris Whitaker Medal for NSW Waratahs Rookie of the Year. Signing an extension deal until 2022, the loose forward is bound to excite fans for seasons to come.