Nikki Walker

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Nikki Walker
Full name Nikki Walker
Date of birth (1982-03-05) 5 March 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 16 st 12 lb (107 kg)
School Hawick High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Hawick RFC
Youth Career
  Hawick RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2010
2010–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–
Border Reivers
Ospreys
Worcester
Edinburgh
Hawick RFC

43
13
1

(50)
(20)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2011 Scotland 24 (30)
Correct as of 29 May 2012

Nikki Walker (born 5 March 1982) is a Scottish rugby union player coach for Hawick RFC, who is retired from international competition having won 24 caps for Scotland. He has played on the wing for teams in Scotland, Wales and England, winning the RaboDirect Pro 12 twice with the Ospreys.

Rugby career[edit]

Walker was born 5 March 1982 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was part of the Hawick team than won the domestic club double in 2001–02. He then joined the Border Reivers in 2002.

His first cap for Scotland came in November 2002 in an Autumn international against Romania at Murrayfield.[1]

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.[2]

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 2014–15 season, Walker is a player/coach with Hawick RFC,[3] while still contracted to Edinburgh Rugby

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