Position: Loose Forward
Place of Birth: Wigan (England)
Likely Opponent: Boyd Cordner / Frank-Paul Nu'uausala
The most experienced player at the Warriors in the current Wigan Squad, with over 300 appearances, Sean O’Loughlin is a success story in the form of local boy rising through his home Club’s ranks to the role of Skipper.
A play-making backrower with the skill set and kicking game of a five-eighth, O’Loughlin is highly regarded as one of the toughest players in the Super League competition, highlighted by the Skipper returning to the side well ahead of schedule from an Achilles injury to take his place in the side for the Old Trafford Final.
Season 2013 was as good as they come for the Warriors Skipper, with the opportunity to lift the Super League trophy at Wembley on Grand Final day followed by selection in the Super League Dream Team, a final three placing in the competition’s Man of Steel Award and the award for Wigan Player of the Season.
As well as the success achieved in 2013, O’Loughlin has previously lifted the Super League trophy in 2010, the Challenge Cup in 2011 and represented his country (Great Britain and England) on 19 occasions.