Sean O’Loughlin signs new contract with Wigan Warriors
News announced at 2017 Awards Dinner where Sean was named Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year
- Contract until the end of 2018 with option for a further year
Wigan and England Captain, Sean O’Loughlin, has signed a new contract with the Warriors. The news was announced at the Club’s 2017 Awards Dinner where Sean was crowned Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year whilst also taking the Chairman’s Award.
O’Loughlin, 34, has played 408 games for Wigan since debuting in 2002 and is now tenth on the club’s all-time list of appearances.
One of the most consistent players of the Super League era, he has captained England since 2014 playing 21 times having also been capped with Great Britain 11 times. Throughout an outstanding career Sean O’Loughlin has won every major domestic honour, eight in total, most recently the 2017 Dacia World Club Challenge.
Speaking at last night’s End of Season Award’s Dinner, Chairman, Ian Lenagan, said:
“You cannot say that anyone has contributed more to Wigan over the last ten years than Sean O’Loughlin. A born and bred Wiganer, he has led us for the last ten years and has that Wigan DNA in his blood.
“Sean knows what it means to play for Wigan and has played more games in 2017 than in the last five seasons. His high level of performance this year has rightly been noted by his peers and the Wigan fans and he certainly deserves the awards he has received. We are delighted that Sean is staying with us.”
Head Coach, Shaun Wane, said:
“I have the upmost respect for Sean, he is a winner and a leader in every respect of the word. Throughout my time as Head Coach of the Club he has been a huge help to me and I can’t thank him enough for that.
“He could have played for any Club in the world but he chose to stay at Wigan and has spent his entire career here. You only have to speak to other players to know how highly they rate him and he continues to play at a consistently high level for both Wigan and England.”
Sean 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.
“It was great to finally get my hands on the World Club Challenge this year. Going to grand finals year in year out and then not this year only makes me hungrier. I can’t wait for next season already!”
O’Loughlin will continue in his role as Assistant Coach to the Wigan Under-19s team alongside playing for the First Team. The new deal is until the end of 2018 with the option for a further year.