Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin says he has no plans to hang up his boots as he prepares to go head to head with another elder statesman of Betfred Super League.
With his man-of-the-match performance in the Warriors’ 32-23 win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan, the 35-year-old loose forward remains a key figure in his club’s drive for honours.
Sean O'Loughlin England Rugby League Captain
Wigan coach Shaun Wane, too, is full of admiration for Jones-Buchanan, another one-club man who has made an impressive start to the season.
“He’s a competitor,” Wane said. “I admire what he’s done in the game.
“He’s a great player and I love my team playing against him because you know it’s game on with him. He doesn’t give an inch.”
While Jones-Buchanan, the second-oldest man in Super League behind Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood, has hinted that this may be his last season, O’Loughlin has a contract option for 2019 and has no thoughts about retirement.