\"Arise Sir Rubes\"

NZ Warriors co-captain, Ruben Wiki, has been honoured officially for his contributions to the game in todays Queens Birthday Honours list.

High-profile honours recipient, world rugby league test record holder, Ruben Wiki, who retired as Kiwi captain at the end of last season after the defeat against Australia in the final of the Tri-Nations has been made an officer of the NZ Order of Merit.

Wiki, 34, was the cornerstone of the the Kiwi side which finally challenged Australia's superiority and won the Tri-Nations title in 2005. His contribution to international league will long be remembered.