Player

Nigel Walker - Wing

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
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3