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Rikki Swannell

A sports broadcaster for 20 years working across a variety of codes and major events, mainly heard as a commentator on HSBC SVNS and World Rugby competitions. Author of two rugby books - Sevens Sisters and Beaudy (get in early for Christmas), and host of In House on Rugby Pass TV. Uses words for a living but struggles to write a pithy bio.

9 Articles

SVNS 2024: Previews of all 12 women's teams

The 2024 Sevens (or SVNS as it’s now known), season will see the women’s teams play a record eight rounds and, for the first t…

Rikki Swannell
Rikki Swannell
28 Nov 2023, 4:32

Why combining Canadian Women 15s and 7s could reap rewards

A new spirit of collaboration is sweeping through Rugby Canada with the hope it will net long term rewards.

Rikki Swannell
Rikki Swannell
19 Sep 2023, 11:03

Another bite of the cherry - WXV will ignite epic New Zealand vs England rivalry once again

The next time the inevitable list of “greatest rugby games ever” is compiled one sure to feature is last year’s World Cup fi…

Rikki Swannell
Rikki Swannell
16 Aug 2023, 8:45

Rikki Swannell: 'Everybody is always going to have an opinion on a commentator'

Everybody is always going to have an opinion on a commentator, it happens to the guys as much as it happens to women, but criticis…

Rikki Swannell
Rikki Swannell
09 Aug 2023, 12:11