Player

Nick Walne - Wing

Nick Walne
Height191
Weight95
Date Of Birth18/09/1975
Place Of BirthScunthorpe
EducationCambridge University, Caerleon Comprehensive School
ClubsCardiff, Richmond
RegionsCardiff Blues
HonoursWales, Wales A, Wales U19, Wales Schools, Wales U15, Wales U16, Wales U18, Wales U21, Wales Youth
Born in Scunthorpe in 1975, Nick Walne joined Cardiff in the summer of 1999, his association with the club going back to 1996 when he made a guest appearance against the Barbarians before he returned to Cambridge to continue his studies. After completing his studies, during which time he won three 'Blues' he joined Richmond, where he spent a season before a permanent move back to the Arms Park. During his first season at the club he played nineteen times and scored 12 tries, scoring 9 of these in the course of two games. Against Caerphilly on March 11th 2000 he scored a hat trick and in the very next game, against Dunvant a fortnight later, he scored six times. In total Nick played 83 times for Cardiff, scoring 35 tries and an additional 28 games for Cardiff Blues with three tries. Nick represented the Barbarians, Wales ‘A’ and then won three Welsh caps, two 6 Nations games – as replacement v Italy and again against England in 1999 – and against Canada in a World Cup warm up game in August 1999).
At the end of the 2004 – 5 season he retired to concentrate on a career in Banking.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1995-1996 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
1999-2000 19 15 0 4 12 0 0 0 60
2000-2001 28 19 0 9 12 0 0 0 60
2001-2002 6 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
2002-2003 29 17 1 11 9 0 0 0 45
TOTAL 83 56 1 26 35 0 0 0 175
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 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3