Nikki Walker

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Nikki Walker
Personal information
Full name Nikki Walker
Date of birth (1982-03-05) 5 March 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 16 st 12 lb (107 kg)
School(s) attended Hawick High School
Club information
Position(s) Wing
Current club Hawick RFC
Youth clubs
Years Club
Hawick RFC
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2006-10
2010-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-
Border Reivers
Ospreys
Worcester
Edinburgh
Hawick RFC

43 (50)
13 (20)
1 (0)
Representative teams**
2002 ‐ Scotland 24 (30)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 29 May 2012.

Nikki Walker (born 5 March 1982 in Aberdeen) is a former Scotland international rugby union Rugby player who is now a player coach for Hawick RFC, while still contracted to Edinburgh Rugby. He plays on the wing. He has had a successful career in Scotland, Wales and England, winning the RaboDirect Pro 12 twice with the Ospreys.

He was part of the Hawick team than won the domestic club double in 2001-2002. He then joined the Border Reivers in 2002, his form earning him his first cap and first tries for Scotland in the same year.

In 2006 he left Scotland for the Ospreys based in Swansea. This would prove to be a very successful period, playing a key role in the Ospreys winning the RaboDirect Pro 12 in 2006 and 2010, and earning him a recall to the National side.[1]

He made his first appearance for Scotland in more than four years as a replacement against Wales in the Six Nations 2007. He also started for Scotland against France, four weeks later, and scored a try in the seventh minute.He then scored his next try against Canada in the 2009 autumn Test in Aberdeen, repeating this again this time against Samoa in the 2010 autumn Test. He then scored his first Murryfield try for four years against Italy in the 2011 Six Nations Match which Scotland went on to win giving Italy the wooden spoon

He was five minutes away to be going to the 2011 Rugby World Cup when he got injured in the warm-up match with Italy.

In May 2012 he left the Ospreys to join Worcester Warriors. After 10 months with Worcester Warriors, Walker joined Edinburgh Rugby in the summer of 2013. For the 2014/2015 season, Walker is a player/coach with Hawick RFC.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.edinburghrugby.org/edinburgh-rugby/player/nikki-walker
  2. ^ http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/sport/rugby/walker-named-as-hawick-rfc-coach-1-3463574

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