Willie Walker

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This article is about the New Zealand rugby player. For the DC Comics character, see Black Racer (DC Comics). For the American blues guitarist, see Blind Willie Walker.
William Walker
Full name William Charles Avoyn Walker
Date of birth (1978-05-19) May 19, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
School Opotiki College &
Kings College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Gran Ducato Parma
World Fighting Bull
Worcester Warriors


Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1997–01, 11
North Harbour
Counties Manukau


Correct as of 19 September 2015
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2002–03 Highlanders 22 (203)
Correct as of 19 September 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2002–03 New Zealand Māori

William Charles Avoyn "Willie" Walker (born 19 May 1978, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Guinness Premiership for Worcester Warriors. He plays as a Fly-half or a fullback and has played for New Zealand Maori.

Walker joined Gloucester for the start of the 2006/07 season on a 2-year contract from World Fighting Bull. He made 24 appearances in all competitions during his debut season, scoring 220 points. This included 2 tries against Bath & Bristol. In his second season, he made 23 appearances in all competitions, scoring 96 points. He scored 2 tries against Leicester Tigers and Bourgoin. On 22 May 2008, Walker signed a 2-year extension to his contract.

On 13 September 2008, Walker played a key role in Gloucester's victory at The Rec. He scored 1 try, 1 conversion, 2 penalties & 1 drop-goal to help Gloucester to a 21–17 victory.

On 16 May 2009, having played Nine games and scored 74 points whilst on loan to Worcester Warriors from Gloucester, it was officially announced that Walker had signed a 2-year deal with the Warriors, after being released from his contract by the Cherry & Whites. This new deal would keep Walker at the Worcester Warriors until 2011.

During his loan spell with Worcester Warriors Walker helped the Warriors achieve a huge derby double over local rivals Gloucester by kicking Worcester to victory both at Sixways and Kingsholm.

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