Peter Walton (rugby union)

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Peter Walton
Full name Peter Walton
Date of birth (1969-06-03)3 June 1969
Place of birth Alnwick, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 18 st 0 lbs
School Merchiston Castle School
Royal Agricultural College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Alnwick RFC
Newcastle Gosforth
Northampton Saints
Newcastle Falcons
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1994–1999 Scotland 24 (20)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
Newcastle Falcons
England U18 Assistant Coach
Rugby union career

Peter Walton (born 3 June 1969)[1] was an English-born rugby union player who won 24 caps playing in the back-row for the Scottish rugby union side between 1994 and 1999, despite uncertainty as to whether he was eligible for Scotland, given a lack of Scottish ancestry. He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, and played club rugby for both Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons. At Newcastle he made 15 appearances as they won the 1997-98 Premiership.[2] He was forced to retire due to injury in June 2000. He was assistant coach, Academy Coach and Head for Newcastle Falcons between 2000 and 2008. Since 2008 he has been Assistant Coach with England U18 during which they won three consecutive Grand Slams and had a sequence of 19 victories.[3]


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