Wigan skipper Sean O’Loughlin is looking for a fairytale ending for head coach Shaun Wane when the Warriors take on Warrington. It is the end of the road for Wane after the Super League Grand Final and O’Loughlin wants to send him and team-mates Sam Tomkins, Ryan Sutton and John Bateman, who are also leaving, out in style.
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The Warriors skipper admits the team have used the emotion of people leaving the club as a tool to get them to the Grand Final but knows they have no right to victory.
“We used the emotional ties to get us here, the fact that lads are leaving and staff are leaving,” he told Sky. “But we’ve spoken about the fact that doesn’t give us any right to it and also that emotion can only get us so far, it’s about performance.
“As much as we try to use the emotion to get more out of everyone, we’re also realistic to know that it’s what goes on between the white lines that will get the result and hopefully make it a fairytale ending.
“Waney is leaving on his terms and hopefully in glory. For the work he’s done here as a player and coach, long before he was involved with the first team, he has been a massive servant to the club and deserves to go out on a high.”