In all my 50+ years supporting this club, I’ve only ever had one players name & number on my shirt, O’Loughln 13, it’s very well known & that I’ve always liked this player
Before the game on Friday, I was asked by a member of the Wigan Warriors staff
“Who’s name will you have put on your shirt when Lockers retires? Smithies?”
After that game, & if he plays out his entire career at Wigan it could well be “Smithies 13”
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.