O’Loughlin still confident of series win

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SEAN O’Loughlin is confident England can win their final Test against New Zealand on Saturday despite last weekend’s loss.

With the sides on one win each from the opening two Tests, Saturday’s sold out clash at the DW Stadium will decide the destination of the Baskerville Shield.

It’s disappointing but there is a lot of confidence from how we hung in there and dug in deep

Sean O’Loughlin

And despite showing his frustration at England’s 9-2 loss at the Olympic Stadium last weekend, O’Loughlin is taking positives from his side’s defensive display.

“It’s disappointing but there is a lot of confidence from how we hung in there and dug in deep,” he said.

“Even at the end, when we were backs against the wall, we still defended reasonably well.”

The England captain is also looking forward to playing for his country in his home town, at the same venue Great Britain picked up the silverware for their 2007 series win over the Kiwis.

“From my point of view, I can’t wait to go back to Wigan. I’m looking forward to it massively,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to it on Saturday. Playing the game at Wigan, hopefully captaining the side again and being involved in a win and hopefully a series win.”

But the Wigan loose forward isn’t sure if any chances need to be made to the side following what many think was a flat attacking display last weekend.

“I don’t know. Steve will probably have a look at that this week,” he said.

“The lads who have not been involved have all been training well and are desperate for a chance.”