O’Loughlin to play out career at Wigan

Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has agreed a new deal with the club and will retire at its completion.

It is believed to be a rolling contract, meaning he will decide at the end of each season whether to finish his playing days.

As part of his last contract, O’Loughlin, who turns 35 later this year, will take up a coaching role once he hangs up his boots.

Despite his age, the England skipper is still one of the Warriors’ main players with the team failing to win any of the eight matches he missed this season.

O’Loughlin was named in the Super League Dream Team last week and won three club awards at last night’s end-of-season presentation evening.

Speaking at the event, Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said: “You cannot say that anyone has contributed more over the last 10 years than Sean O’Loughlin.

“He has led us for the last 10 years and has that Wigan DNA in his blood.”

After scooping the Chairman’s award, Player’s Player of the Year and Player of the Year, O’Loughlin said: “I’m a Wigan lad, to be here so long is a privilege and it’s great that I’ll see out my career here.”

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