O’Loughlin: Pretty special

  • Sean O’Loughlin discusses his final performance at the DW Stadium.
  • O’Loughlin: “Looking back a few months I didn’t think I’d get another game in here.”
  • Watch the full interview on Wigan TV

Skipper Sean O’Loughlin expressed his delight in getting one last chance to play at the DW Stadium before hanging up his boots, after Thursday’s win over Hull FC.

The loose forward recently announced his plans to call time on his illustrious 19-year at the end of the 2020 season. The 37-year-old headed into last night’s crucial Semi Final knowing it could be his last ever professional appearance.

Now he will get one last crack at glory, with his last game being in the Betfred Super League Grand Final.

Speaking to Wigan TV shortly after the final whistle, the Warriors captain discussed playing at his home ground for the final time.

Hull FC and Wigan players gave O’Loughlin a guard of honour off the pitch after the final whistle.

“I’m just chuffed I got a chance to play here. Looking back a few months I didn’t think I’d get another game in here. 

“To get a game in here before I finish has been pretty special.”

While the result goes down as a 29-2 Wigan win, the Englishman explained that it may have been slightly flattering.

“We chipped away at them and they had a couple of chances to get back into the game, but it just seemed to go our way.”

“At the start it was really tough, but we kept the score board ticking over, which is really important in games like that.”

Catch the full interview on Wigan TV as Sean O’Loughlin talks about his fitness, the upcoming Grand Final and more by clicking here.

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