Wiki to make comeback in benefit match for Samoan Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund

Kiwi rugby league legend Ruben Wiki will spearhead a New Zealand Rugby League benefit match to raise funds for the Samoan tsunami disaster relief effort.

NZRL chief executive Jim Doyle today announced the former Kiwi captain is coming out of retirement to be a guest player for the Samoan Residents (Toa Samoa Domestic) against the Bartercard Premiership Selection at Mount Smart Stadium next Saturday.

Wiki (36) retired after turning out for the All Golds against New Zealand Maori in New Plymouth last October, ending a career which featured a world record 55 tests for the Kiwis and more than 300 NRL appearances.