Former NZ Warriors and Kiwi's Captain Reuben Wiki will play in the Downer NRL Nines

Publish Date
Thursday, 19 January 2017, 9:38AM

The man, the myth, the legend, the hero, Ruben Wiki will make a comeback more than eight years after retiring at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park on February 4 and 5!



Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney is yet to name his 18-man squad for the fourth NRL Nines tournament but today confirmed his former Kiwi team-mate will fill one of the spots.

Wiki, who turns 44 this Saturday, will swap his regular role as the club’s NRL strength and conditioning coach to join players he trains, many of whom weren’t even born when he began his first-grade playing career in 1993.

“It was a huge buzz when Mooks (Kearney) asked me,” said Wiki.

“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.

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