Wiki announces retirement plan

Ruben Wiki today confirmed he has ended his rugby league playing career and will now pursue community-based and promotional opportunities outside the game.

His announcement came in the wake of a fairytale finish to his playing days when, with his final touch in his 16th top grade season, he scored a 70-metre try in his New Zealand swansong for the All Golds against New Zealand Maori in New Plymouth on Sunday.

After playing a world record 55 tests for the Kiwis and 312 NRL games for Canberra and the Vodafone Warriors - easily the most by a New Zealander - the 35-year-old said it was time to move on.