SEAN O’Loughlin could discover as early as today whether he will be fit for Sunday’s final against France.
The Wigan loose forward missed Saturday’s 44-6 rout of the French with a hamstring injury suffered the previous week against Wales.
He rated his chances as “50-50” ahead of the squad returning to training this morning to prepare for the decider in Salford.
The 29-year-old said: “I still don’t know, I’ve not run on it yet – I’m hopeful but it’s still 50-50.
“It’s one of those that if it’s not right it’s not right, it’s not one of those you can play with, so we can probably make a call either way mid-week.
“I’m pretty desperate to play, because I’ve not got a lot of internationals on my CV – I’ve had some bad luck with injuries – and while this isn’t a major competition I want to play in it if I can.”
Winger Josh Charnley will be anxious to discover whether he comes back into the frame.
He scored four tries against Wales in England’s series opener but was left out against France last Saturday in favour of Tom Briscoe, who bagged a double.
EX-WIGAN centre George Carmont joined the NZ Warriors players for a pre-season training session yesterday but is yet to commit to playing.
The 34-year-old phoned new Warriors coach Matthew Elliott on Sunday night to ask if he could test himself for two weeks before deciding.
Carmont was in good form at the end of last season but wanted to return to Auckland to be closer to his family.
TEENAGE centre John O’Donnell, who played for Wigan’s academy team last year, has joined London Broncos on trial.