Wiki announces retirement
WELLINGTON NZ. The world's most capped Test rugby league player Ruben Wiki announced Tuesday he was retiring from the gam.
The world's most capped Test rugby league player Ruben Wiki announced Tuesday he was retiring from the gam.
Wiki said he was hanging up his boots at the end of his 16th season in the National Rugby League competition, having started with the Canberra Raiders in 1993 and ended with four seasons at the New Zealand Warriors.
He adapted his game as his age advanced, beginning in the centre and finishing as a prop forward.
Wiki retired from Tests in 2006 after 12 years and a world record 55 Tests for New Zealand.
The 35-year-old played his last game for the invitation All Golds New Zealand team against New Zealand Maori last weekend after helping the Warriors reach the finals series of the NRL.
There had been speculation that Wiki would end his career playing in Britain's Super League, but the veteran said he was happy to retire after 312 NRL games.