Stand-off Tim Swiel joined Edinburgh Rugby on a short-term deal ahead of the 2023/24 season.
English-born, but raised in Cape Town, stand-off Swiel came through the ranks at Western Province, where he represented the regional age-grade sides at U16, U18 and U21 levels.
Swiel joined The Sharks – where he developed his game under Sean Everitt – before making the move to English rugby, signing for Premiership side Harlequins after an initial loan-period at Twickenham Stoop.
Swiel played alongside Edinburgh Rugby’s top try-scorer and club centurion, Tim Visser, as well as current centre James Lang during four years in the English capital, before heading north to join Newcastle Falcons.
The stand-off – who also represented South Africa Schools in his younger years – returned to South Africa in 2020 with DHL Stormers and started in the 20-all BKT United Rugby Championship draw against his new club at Hive Stadium in 2021.
Date of birth: 04/06/1993
Place of birth: Taunton, England