Former Scotland international Adam Walker dies, aged 31

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Former Scotland international prop Adam Walker has passed away at the age of 31.

Walker made more than 200 career appearances during his playing career for Scotland, Huddersfield, Barrow (loan), Swinton), Hull KR, St Helens, Wakefield, Salford and Leigh.

The Bradford-born prop won 14 caps for Scotland on the international stage, playing in the 2013 World Cup.

Walker played more than 100 games for Hull KR between 2013-16, where he was a fan’s favourite.

Walker’s twin brother Johnny is currently part of Scotland’s backroom staff as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup.

Tributes pour in for Adam Walker

A Scotland RL spokesperson said: “Everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League is saddened to learn of the passing of Adam.

“Adam played with pride every time he stepped on the pitch for Scotland and was a member of our 2013 World Cup squad and a part of our 2014 European Championship winning squad. Our thoughts are with Adam’s family and friends at this time.”

Jackson Hastings, a former team-mate of Walker’s at Salford, tweeted: “Rest in love Fozzy! Absolute horrible news. One of the best offloaders I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside. Champion team-mate and someone who was misunderstood. Best wishes to family and friend during this tough time.”

Scotland captain Dale Ferguson tweeted: “RIP big fella.”

Hull FC prop Scott Taylor tweeted: “Very sad news. First played against Adam when we was 14 and carried on into Super League. Thoughts are with Jonathan and the family. RIP Adam.”

Omari Caro, a team-mate of Walker’s at Hull KR, tweeted: “RIP Foz. Some good times spent together in Hull. 31 is no age to go.”

Walker played in the 2015 Challenge Cup final for Hull KR and in the 2019 Super League Grand Final for Salford.

Adam and Johnny played alongside each other for Scotland for six years between 2012-17.

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