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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3