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Nigel Walker - Wing

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Nigel Walker
Height180
Weight79
Date Of Birth15/06/1963
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationRumney High School
ClubsCardiff
HonoursWales, Wales A
InvitationalBarbarians
ManagedWales
Nigel Walker represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1984 summer Olympics in the 110m hurdles. When he failed the make the Olympic squad for the 1992 games in Barcelona he was persuaded to try rugby, following a chance meeting with Mark Ring. Deciding to try a new sport he joined Cardiff and soon became a crowd favourite at the Arms Park, also forcing his way into the Welsh side. In a six-year career he played 121 games for Cardiff scoring 78 tries and winning 17 Welsh Caps with 12 tries to his name, as well as appearing for the Barbarians.
One particular game worthy of mention is the 27 – 27 draw against Pontypridd at Sardis Road in May 1996. Nigel scored two tries in the game, both starting deep in Cardiff’s 22 – one even started behind the goal line – and when the team returned to Cardiff Athletic Club after the game he was given a standing ovation by the gathered members.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1992-1993 20 16 0 4 21 0 0 0 105
1993-1994 20 15 1 4 12 0 0 0 60
1994-1995 12 9 0 3 8 0 0 0 40
1995-1996 21 14 2 5 17 0 0 0 85
1996-1997 28 16 1 11 12 1 0 0 62
1997-1998 20 14 1 5 8 0 0 0 40
TOTAL 121 84 5 32 78 1 0 0 392
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19