Wiki puts hit on streaker

The Warriors strength and conditioning coach Ruben Wiki tackles a streaker at halftime in the Warriors pre-season match with the Broncos. Photo / Vodafone Warriors Facebook.
The Warriors strength and conditioning coach Ruben Wiki tackles a streaker at halftime in the Warriors pre-season match with the Broncos. Photo / Vodafone Warriors Facebook.

The Warriors thrilled the Dunedin crowd with a final-quarter comeback to beat the Broncos last night, but the biggest cheer of the game was reserved for new strength and conditioning coach Ruben Wiki.

The former Warriors Centre made the 15,000 strong crowd at Forsyth Barr stadium erupt when he chased a streaker across the field at halftime before levelling the naked man with a crunching tackle.

Watch video of the incident here.

Wiki retired from playing professionally four years ago, but showed that he still has the speed and timing to make the tackles when required.

Twitter was abuzz with a photo of the tackle quickly going viral, and former Warriors hard man Monty Betham tweeted "Wiki has still got it #Runatme #Streaker."

Tries to Glen Fisiiahi and Todd Lowrie gave the Warriors a 16-10 win in the first game of rugby league played at the Stadium.

-nzherald.co.nz

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