Legend, warrior and friend are just some of the words used to describe Wigan’s retiring skipper Sean O’Loughlin.
The 37-year-old has confirmed he will hang up his boots at the end of the season following an illustrious 19-year career.
O’Loughlin made his debut for hometown club Wigan in 2002 and has made 457 appearances to date.
The former England captain has won a World Club Challenge, four Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and three League Leaders’ Shields. He was also named in the Super League Dream Team a record seven times.
The tributes have poured in for O’Loughlin, who will be hoping to help Wigan achieve Grand Final glory one last time later this month…
The 🐐 of all 🐐s !!! Facts!!!! https://t.co/N6XJGqghTb
— John Bateman (@johnbateman1) November 13, 2020
— George Williams (@George7Williams) November 14, 2020
Absolute honour to say I’ve played with lockers absolute legend of our game. He is a true Warrior. https://t.co/lfZbzYoqmk
— Chris Hill (@Chrishilly1987) November 14, 2020
— Harrison Hansen (@HansenHarrison) November 13, 2020
I can’t thank @seanol13 enough for all of the things he has taught me over the years. I feel privileged to have achieved what we have done together, with a fellow Wiganer, and best pal by my side.
— Shaun Wane (@Shaun_waney) November 13, 2020
What a privilege it has been to have played alongside this legend. Not only playing but training day in day out with him. We’ll do everything we can to send him out with a GF WIN!! 2 games to go skip @seanol13 🍒⚪️ https://t.co/k1Q1DCRIig
— Zak Hardaker (@zakhardaker1) November 13, 2020
One of the very best to play our great game…
Congrats on an unbelievable career mate been a privilege to play with & against you and become a good friend ❤️❤️ https://t.co/pcxJB93SLN
— micky higham (@mickyhigham) November 13, 2020
The most successful captain of the super league era. @seanol13 the best to do it. Absolute king 👑 congrats on your retirement. Wish you all the best in your next chapter.
— Ryan Brierley (@RyanBrierley) November 14, 2020
— Iafeta Paleaaesina (@Fex_P) November 13, 2020
— Stuart Fielden (@Stuartfielden29) November 15, 2020
The words “Great” & “Legend” get thrown around too frequently in this day & age… but this man embodies everything about those 2 words!!
A top player that leaves a great legacy. Mad respect @seanol13 🤘🏼 https://t.co/uebFVPSyfh
— Ashton Sims (@ashtonsims26) November 13, 2020
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