NRL great's astonishing body transformation stuns fans

Incredible images have circulated on social media showing the astonishing transformation of a rugby league legend into a fully ripped bodybuilder.

Former New Zealand international Ruben Wiki made his name as a destructive ball-runner with the Canberra Raiders – playing more than 300 first grade games over a stellar career.

The league legend shows off his incredible bodybuilding physique. Pic: Instagram

But the 45-year-old has turned heads with a series of snaps that show off his incredible new physique.

Wiki recently finished second in the Novice Physique division of the Auckland amateur bodybuilders’ competition over the weekend.

The Kiwi great called time on his professional league career ten years ago after playing 312 first grade games but he’s looking fitter than ever.

Wiki’s remarkable journey to the pinnacle of his new sport has been six gruelling months in the making, with the ex-Raider shedding eight kilograms and seven percent of his body fat in the process.

To put that in perspective, he went from 98kg in February to 98kg on competition day.

Wiki came out of retirement to play for the New Zealand Warriors in the 2017 Auckland Nines. Pic: Getty

“I had so much fun and am so glad my family were there to cheer me on,” he said.

“Massive gratitude to some pretty awesome people that assisted throughout the first six months. We all live bust lives and to get this far, I’m so grateful for their time.”