Lockers on Man of Steel shortlist

Wigan Warriors skipper Sean O'Loughlin
Wigan Warriors skipper Sean O'Loughlin

SEAN O’Loughlin has been shortlisted for this year’s Super League Man of Steel award.

The Warriors captain is joined by Huddersfield Giants half-back Danny Brough and Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock for the end of season accolade.

O’Loughlin’s influence in the Wigan side this term has been undeniable – the 30-year-old guided the Warriors to their 19th Challenge Cup triumph at Wembley, lifting the trophy as captain for the second time in his career.

The 2013 Super League Man of Steel will be named at a gala dinner hosted at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on Monday, September 30, when other prestigious Super League awards will be presented, including Coach of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

The Man of Steel award has been awarded to the player who has been deemed to make the biggest impact on the rugby league season and has been awarded every year since 1977.

If O’Loughlin wins the award, he will become the third Warriors player in four seasons to receive the accolade, following Pat Richards in 2010 and Sam Tomkins in 2012.