Once were Warriors: Wiki out of retirement for the Auckland NinesJanuary 19, 2017
Look out Auckland Nines, retired hardman Ruben Wiki is coming out of retirement to play for the New Zealand Warriors.
The 44-year-old is a legend of both the Warriors and Canberra Raiders clubs. Wiki won a title with the Raiders in 1994.
“It was a huge buzz when Mooks (Stephen Kearney) asked me,” Wiki told the Warriors website.
“I might have dropped the hint in the past that I’d like to have a go, especially when guys like Brad Fittler and Steve Menzies were picked, but I didn’t think it would happen.
“I’ve got some work to do getting ready for contact again but I’m looking forward to it. While I’m a bit nervous about it, the thought of pulling on a Vodafone Warriors jersey again is cool. I’m so honoured and excited.
“I’ve never played on Eden Park either so now I have the chance to run out there in front of my family and thousands of fans. That’s unreal.”