Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Nikki Walker was born in Aberdeen on the 5th of March 1982 and attended Hawick High School from 1994 to 1999. He is a Scotland international rugby union rugby player who plays on the wing. He made his first appearance for Scotland against Romania in 2002.
He was in the Rugby World Cup squad in 2003 and 2007 and most unfortunately missed the chance to play in the 2011 New Zealand tournament due to a knee injury sustained in the final minutes of the last warm-up match against Italy.
Before becoming an international, Nikki played for Hawick RFC and from 2006 for the Border Reivers until they were disbanded in 2007. In the summer of that year he joined the Welsh Rugby Union team, the Ospreys. It was during his time at the Ospreys that he made his return to international rugby in 2007 making his first appearance for Scotland in four years as a replacement against Wales during a Six Nations match. Four weeks later he was on the starting team against France and scored a try within the seventh minute. The next try he scored was in Aberdeen in the 2009 Autumn Test against Canada, repeating this again this time against Samoa in the 2010 Autumn Test. In the 2011 Six Nations he scored against Italy at Murrayfield.
At the end of the 2011/12 season Nikki Walker left the Ospreys to play for Worcester Warriors making his delayed debut for Worcester against Gloucester in September 2012 after recovering from the knee injury that had kept him out of action for over a year.
By Cian Gullen