Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

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Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by josie andrews » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:44 pm

Adrian Lam has dropped a hint Sean O’Loughlin may play on beyond his 37th birthday as he prepares to welcome his skipper back for the Good Friday derby.

The England loose forward has missed the last three matches with a calf injury and will be given as long as possible to prove his fitness.

And Lam says his influence on the side would be a huge boost as they seek to avoid a ‘double’ defeat by Saints, following their opening day loss.

“It’s massive – he’s been around for along time and I think he is talking about playing another year as well, so he’s really important for us,” said Lam.

“He is the most experienced player in the competition. It’s not only the value he brings the team, but when you look around the dressing room at the start of the game and he’s here as captain, it gives hope to the players around him.

“We’ve got a lot of young players at the moment and they need that senior figure between them.”

O’Loughlin has previously said he would wait until later in the season before deciding whether he would play on in 2020.

“Lockers is a great player, he always has been and he looks forward to playing St Helens - if he’s 50-50 we’ll expect him to play,” said Saints coach Justin Holbrook.

Lam will also make a late decision on prop Ben Flower but welcomes back full-back Zak Hardaker, who pulled out of last Friday’s 30-20 defeat at Wakefield because of a family emergency, and is hoping Joe Greenwood is cleared following concussion protocols.

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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Terrible decision based on the fact:

1 - Will be taking up a huge chunk of the salary cap

2 - Only plays in 50% of our games

3 - The longer he goes on, the longer it will be until we prioritize an actual replacement who we can depend on for 100% of the season.

Its time to make the honorable decision and retire. He has been a royal servant, played out of his skin for years and is the last of a dieing breed of ball playing loose forwards.
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by josie andrews » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Terrible decision based on the fact:

1 - Will be taking up a huge chunk of the salary cap

2 - Only plays in 50% of our games

3 - The longer he goes on, the longer it will be until we prioritize an actual replacement who we can depend on for 100% of the season.

Its time to make the honorable decision and retire. He has been a royal servant, played out of his skin for years and is the last of a dieing breed of ball playing loose forwards.
Majority of his salary doesn’t count on the cap. Length of service & club trained.
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But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:23 pm

I didn’t think that length of service counted now Josie?
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:23 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Terrible decision based on the fact:

1 - Will be taking up a huge chunk of the salary cap

2 - Only plays in 50% of our games

3 - The longer he goes on, the longer it will be until we prioritize an actual replacement who we can depend on for 100% of the season.

Its time to make the honorable decision and retire. He has been a royal servant, played out of his skin for years and is the last of a dieing breed of ball playing loose forwards.
How much does he get paid?
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:34 pm

shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:23 pm
nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Terrible decision based on the fact:

1 - Will be taking up a huge chunk of the salary cap

2 - Only plays in 50% of our games

3 - The longer he goes on, the longer it will be until we prioritize an actual replacement who we can depend on for 100% of the season.

Its time to make the honorable decision and retire. He has been a royal servant, played out of his skin for years and is the last of a dieing breed of ball playing loose forwards.
How much does he get paid?
I am not sure but an educated guess would say a lot.
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:38 pm

josie andrews wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm
nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Terrible decision based on the fact:

1 - Will be taking up a huge chunk of the salary cap

2 - Only plays in 50% of our games

3 - The longer he goes on, the longer it will be until we prioritize an actual replacement who we can depend on for 100% of the season.

Its time to make the honorable decision and retire. He has been a royal servant, played out of his skin for years and is the last of a dieing breed of ball playing loose forwards.
Majority of his salary doesn’t count on the cap. Length of service & club trained.
Club Trained rule is 5,000 GBP per person who qualifies.
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:40 pm

Marquee Rule:

They can only be considered if there salary would be 175k or more before the rule is applied.
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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by medlocke » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:41 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:38 pm
josie andrews wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm
nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Terrible decision based on the fact:

1 - Will be taking up a huge chunk of the salary cap

2 - Only plays in 50% of our games

3 - The longer he goes on, the longer it will be until we prioritize an actual replacement who we can depend on for 100% of the season.

Its time to make the honorable decision and retire. He has been a royal servant, played out of his skin for years and is the last of a dieing breed of ball playing loose forwards.
Majority of his salary doesn’t count on the cap. Length of service & club trained.
Club Trained rule is 5,000 GBP per person who qualifies.
Hasn't all that stopped and Lockers is on proper money?, I'm sure it was brought up on rlfans by one of the more serious/knowledgeable posters on there

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Re: Sean O'Loughlin to play on with Wigan Warriors in 2020?

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:18 pm

If our best player next year is a 37 year old who will by this time be playing 20-30% of matches then that says more about the clubs vision than anything else
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