O'Loughlin aiming for World Cup spot
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Wigan captain Sean O'Loughlin has confirmed he still plans to play in next year's World Cup, as long as he's fit to play.
O'Loughlin was unable to shake off several injuries this season, but he did manage to prove his fitness in the Grand Final win over Warrington Wolves.
Instead of pushing for a spot in the England squad for the Four Nations, O'Loughlin enjoyed a short break before returning to pre-season training with the Warriors.
After a disappointing Four Nations campaign, England will be looking to prove a point ahead of the World Cup in Australia.
Although he will be 34, O'Loughlin believes he still has a role to play if he can prove his fitness.
He told Wigan Today: "I had a couple of niggles I needed to get right. I had one or two small things, which built up. I was grateful to get back for the final but it was obviously not great prep.
"It was hard to watch without being a part of it. We just needed to get to the final, and not doing it left a disappointing taste in the mouth. But there are bigger things next year and hopefully we can crack on and improve.
"I hope to (be a part of it). Hopefully if I’m fit and healthy I can be a part of the World Cup. If they want me I will put my hand up."