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Wigan chasing history against Cronulla

Press Association logoPress Association 18/02/2017 Ian Laybourn

Wigan captain Sean O'Loughlin is urging his team to create history when they take on Australian champions Cronulla in the 2017 World Club Challenge at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

The Super League Grand Final winners will equal Leeds' record of seven appearances in the annual clash of the champions knowing that victory would enable them to become the first team to achieve four wins.

O'Loughlin was just 11 when a Wigan team captained by Shaun Edwards and including his brother-in-law Andy Farrell won the last of their three world titles in Brisbane in 1994 and the skipper senses the opportunity to move alongside some of the all-time greats.

"I've been lucky enough to win Grand Finals and Challenge Cups, but this is something I've never won and I would love to do that," he said.

"Growing up, I've seen Wigan teams that I've supported win this trophy, Waney (coach Shaun Wane) speaks highly of his achievement and it's a box I want to tick off.

"It's not just Wigan fans who will be supporting us, it's the whole of England, the whole of Super League, so to do that for everybody else, to show the other clubs that they are not super human, that we are the same standard, would be a massive statement."

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