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Worcester agree Walker deal

Worcester have confirmed Scotland wing Nikki Walker will join them from the Ospreys at the end of the season.

The 29-year-old has spent six seasons with the Welsh region after joining from the now-defunct Borders in 2006, and has made a big impact by scoring 37 tries in his 103 appearances to date and helping the Ospreys to two RaboDirect PRO12 titles and Anglo-Welsh Cup success in 2008.

The 6ft 5in three-quarter has been out of action since suffering a serious knee injury on international duty in August, but is close to a return to full fitness.

With his contract set to run out at the end of the season, Walker, who has won 24 Scotland caps, is looking forward to the chance to experience Premiership rugby with the Warriors.

He said in a Warriors statement: "It's an exciting new challenge for me. I'm looking forward to playing in England and Warriors are clearly a club that is on the up.

"The results in recent months have shown the huge potential and ambition and so it is a club I am keen to join up with. I spoke to Richard Hill and he is passionate and enthusiastic about the future of the Warriors.

"I've spent the last 10 seasons playing in what was the Magners League and is now the RaboDirect PRO12, it is time for a change.

"The Aviva Premiership is an intense and hugely physical and competitive league where I feel I can use my strengths as a player."

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