Walker wings in at Worcester

Scotland international to arrive from the Ospreys in the summer

Last Updated: 29/02/12 7:17am

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Nikki Walker: Will team up with Worcester in the summer

Nikki Walker: Will team up with Worcester in the summer

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Worcester have bolstered their back division for next season with the signing of Scotland winger Nikki Walker.

The 29-year-old will make the switch in the summer, having spent the past six seasons with the Ospreys.

Walker, who also played for the Borders, has scored 37 tries in 103 appearances for the Ospreys - although he has yet to play this season after suffering a serious knee injury in August.

With Marcel Garvey and Miles Benjamin set to leave the Warriors, though, the signing of a fit-again Walker is a massive lift for the club.

Explosive

And coach Richard Hill said: "We have signed a physical and explosive player with real experience who will add a huge amount to the club.

"We are striving to improve our squad and so we're delighted to have an international player of Nikki's pedigree coming in.

"Nikki has played Heineken Cup and international rugby, including at a Rugby World Cup. He will bring that experience to Sixways and if we are going to move upwards we have to bring in people who have played at the very highest level.

"He will also bring a different style to our play. At Ospreys he was used in conjunction with Shane Williams and added a real threat around the 10 channel. It opened up space out wide and if he can do that at Warriors it will allow our other wingers to exploit that room.

"Nikki also has a fantastic attitude and is a real club man who will embrace the culture and environment we have here at Sixways."

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