Chris Walker signs new Scots deal

08th May 2015

London Scottish is pleased to announce that back-row forward Chris Walker has signed a one-year contract extension with the Club.

The former New Zealand under-21 flanker joined London Scottish last September from Australian side Cottesloe and quickly established himself as a key member of the squad which secured Scottish a place in the Greene King IPA Championship play-offs for the very first time.

Walker, a former Ranfurly Shield winner with New Zealand province Taranaki, has so far made 18 appearances for the Scots, scoring one try.

The 29-year-old said: “I have really enjoyed my year at London Scottish.

“It’s one of the best clubs I’ve played for, the supporters really get behind you and to make the top four this season has been fantastic.

“I look forward to helping London Scottish kick-on next season but for now my focus is on our huge game against Worcester Warriors where hopefully we can get a positive result and reach the Championship play-off final.”

He added: “When I first joined, looking at the quality in the back-row, I didn’t expect to get as much game time but it has gone really well.

“I enjoy London and it was a really easy decision to re-sign.”

London Scottish coach Peter Richards said: “Chris has been an important member of the squad this season and it’s great he has committed to the Club for a further year.

“He is the type of player who can help drive this club and the squad forward.

“He has a resilient character and is a fierce competitor, attributes which rub off on his teammates.”

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