Kevin O’Loughlin passes away

Former Wigan player Kevin O’Loughlin has passed away.

O’Loughlin, the uncle of current Wigan skipper Sean O’Loughlin, played for the club 1963-1975 after signing from Warrington Colts and played as a stand-off.

During his time at Wigan he made 284 appearances with 25 as a substitute, scoring 171 points. He played alongside his brother Keiron in the early 1970s.

Wigan Players Association committee member Brian Ramsdale said: “Kevin was one of those quiet members of the squad, but he would say his piece when he had something positive to contribute.

“Whilst he played a lot as a half, he would play well and in any position he was asked.

“He was an extremely hard player and my recollection is of a Mr Reliable who was at times used as winger, full back, half back and occasionally in the back three of the pack.”

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