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Wigan forward signs final contract

Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin has signed a one year contract extension, which will be his last.

The 36-year-old will retire at the end of the 2020 season, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious career.

O’Loughlin made his debut in 2001 and led the side during their most successful years in the Super League era.

Since being made captain, the club has won four Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and a World Club Challenge.

O’Loughlin told the club website: “I’m really pleased to have come to an agreement with the Club for my final season. I’ve made no secret of my desire to finish my playing career as a one-club man and I’m looking forward to pulling on the Cherry and White jersey once again this season.

“This won’t be a year-long lap of honour for me, as there’s an extremely strong and competitive Super League season on the horizon that we have to prepare for. My focus in solely on helping contribute to the team in 2020.”

Executive Director Kris Radlinksi added: “We have been very fortunate to have Sean O’Loughlin at Wigan Warriors for such a long and successful period of time, and it’s brilliant news that he’ll see out his playing days and finish the game as a one-club man.”

“Sean has made an enormous contribution in his 18-years at Wigan Warriors. On the field, he has been unbelievably consistent in setting a superb example to our younger players and is undoubtedly one of the best players this country has ever produced in rugby league. He has the respect and admiration of the very best players and coaches in this sport and among his peers.”

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