Tribute paid to former Wigan RL star Kevin O'Loughlin

Former Wigan rugby league player Kevin O'Loughlin has died.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 2:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:08 pm
Wigan Warriors

The stand-off, who could also cover other positions, made 284 appearances with 25 as a substitute, for Wigan between 1963 and 1975, after signing from Warrington Colts.

He played alongside his brother Keiron in the early 1970s, and was Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin’s uncle.

Wigan Players Association committee member Brian Ramsdale paid tribute to his former team-mate.

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He said: “Kevin was one of those quiet members of the squad, but he would say his piece when he had something positive to contribute.

“Whilst he played a lot as a half, he would play well and in any position he was asked. He was an extremely hard player and my recollection is of a Mr Reliable who was at times used as winger, full back, half back and occasionally in the back three of the pack.”