Captain Sean O’Loughlin has today had the new video room at Robin Park Arena named in his honour as he prepares to play his 450th game for the Club.
36-year-old set to reach huge landmark in tomorrow night’s Betfred Super League Play-Off Semi-Final vs St Helens.
O’Loughlin: “It’s a little overwhelming and to have everyone there, staff and family included, made it very special.”
Captain Sean O’Loughlin has today (Wednesday) had the video room at Wigan Warriors’ new Robin Park Arena training facility named after him on the eve of his 450th appearance for the Club.
Ahead of Friday’s Betfred Super League Play-Off Semi-Final clash against fierce rivals St Helens, O’Loughlin, who is 7th on the all-time Wigan appearance maker list, was honoured with the naming of the Club’s video room, which the squad use for the numerous analysis sessions that are a part of their training schedules.
The 36-year-old was also presented his 450th shirt by his father Kieran, himself a Wigan legend who made 309 appearances for the Club, alongside his mother Lynn, wife Sarah and children George, Evie and Isla who were there for the opening of the ‘SOL13 Suite’.
On the honour, O’Loughlin said: “It’s a nice touch from the Club. It’s a little bit embarrassing as a player. It’s obviously an honour to get to the 450 games. It’s a little overwhelming and to have everyone there, staff and family included, made it very special.”
Watch the full in-depth interview with Sean on Wigan TV by clicking HERE.
All time top Wigan Warriors appearances:
1. Jim Sullivan: 774 appearance (27 Aug 1921 - 23 Feb 1946)
2. Ken Gee: 559 appearances (23 Sept 1936 - 25 Aug 1954)
3. Ernie Ashcroft: 530 appearances (5 Dec 1942 - 18 Oct 1958)
4. Eric Ashton: 497 appearances (20 Aug 1955 - 3 May 1969)
5. Billy Boston: 488 appearances (21 Nov 1953 - 27 April 1968)
6. Shaun Edwards: 467 appearances (6 Nov 1983 - 8 Feb 1997)
7. Sean O’Loughlin: 449 appearances (5 April 2002 - Present)
8. Jack Cunliffe: 447 appearances (9 Dec 1939 - 9 Jan 1960)
9. Colin Clarke: 431 appearances (15 April 1963 - 30 April 1978)
10 Brian McTigue: 422 appearances (23 April 1951 - 27 Aug 1966)
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