Walker hopes to wing way into Scots side after move

Nikki Walker
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FORMER Greens winger Nikki Walker is hoping a return to Scotland will boost his chances in the national set-up after signing a two-year deal to join Edinburgh.

The 31-year-old, capped 24 times by his country, made the move from Aviva Premiership side Worcester where he scored four tries in 13 appearances.

Ironically his time in England was curtailed by a serious knee injury sustained while playing for Scotland against Italy in a warm-up game ahead of the 2011 World Cup.

Walker, who helped Hawick to a domestic double and made his international debut in 2002, returned to the Scotland squad after starring for the ‘A’ side in their victory over England Saxons at Newcastle’s Kingston Park in February.

And the towering flying machine, who counts the Border Reivers and Ospreys as his previous clubs, is now fully fit and hungry for more.

He said: “Being passionate Scots, my family are delighted that we’re moving home to Scotland where I still have a strong desire to represent my country, something I can achieve by earning selection and performing for Edinburgh Rugby.”

He added: “Edinburgh like to throw it about on the big Murrayfield pitch and it’s a great opportunity for a winger like myself.”