O’Loughlin misses out on place in Wigan squad

Wigan will be without the services of captain Sean O’Loughlin for at least another week, after he was left out of Shaun Wane’s 19-man squad to face Warrington Wolves this Thursday.

The Warriors skipper was absent for last week’s victory over Hull Kingston Rovers, and he will once again be missing in a repeat of the 2013 Super League Grand Final at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Elsewhere, the Warriors are still without another key player; in hooker Michael McIlorum. He is still suspended – and will serve the second game of a three-match ban for a tackle on Castleford’s Kirk Dixon.

Wigan 19-man squad to face Warrington (Halliwell Jones Stadium, Thursday, 8pm): Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hughes, James, Pettybourne, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, Tomkins, Williams.