14 Oct 2008

Wiki announces rugby league playing days are over

6:59 pm on 14 October 2008

Ruben Wiki has confirmed his rugby league playing days are over.

Wiki played his last NRL game in the Warriors in semi final loss to Manly and says it's time to move on despite offers to play in the English super league.

His last on field appearance was for the All Golds in their win over the New Zealand Maori at the weekend.

In all he played a world record 55 tests for the Kiwis and 312 NRL games for Canberra and the Warriors.

Wiki says he could have played another season in England but felt the finals run with the Warriors and then playing for the All Golds was a good way to finish.

His immediate focus will be the Kiwis' world cup campaign where he will be involved as a mentor to the side but intends staying involved in the game as a trainer.