Sean O’Loughlin: Wigan Warriors captain to retire at end of 2020 Super League season | Rugby League News

first_img“I’ve always known it would be a difficult decision because it’s something you love doing,” O’Loughlin said. “To not be able to do that going forward is pretty difficult to take.“The reason you start playing as a kid is because you enjoy it and I don’t think I’ve ever lost that enjoyment. It’s got more difficult as you get older, but the enjoyment is still there.“We’ve had tough years and years where we’ve done fantastically well, but I wouldn’t change any of it.- Advertisement – Sean O’Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season Sean O'Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season
Sean O'Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season

Lucas Torreira’s agent provides update on Arsenal star’s future

first_imgLucas Torreira’s agent provides update on Arsenal star’s future Comment Lucas Torreira remains a target for AC Milan and is said to be keen o a return to Italy (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira would ‘love’ to return to Italy amid fresh speculation surrounding the Arsenal midfielder’s future.The Uruguay international enjoyed an impressive first season in English football following his arrival from Sampdoria after the 2018 World Cup, establishing his place in front of the back four, adding a combative and tenacious edge to Unai Emery’s side.Torreira, however, fell out of favour with the Spaniard towards the end of his turbulent reign and was redeployed in an unfamilar attacking role during the early part of the current season.The 24-year-old has reemerged as a key component of Mikel Arteta’s new-look side but he still harbours an ambition to return to Italy, according to his agent Pablo Bentancur.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I will have to talk to Arsenal,’ he told TuttoMercatoWeb. ‘The player would love to return to Italy, but it must be acknowledged that Arsenal treated him very well and he’s behaved great.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 May 2020 2:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link488Shares Lucas Torreira suffered an ankle injury during Arsenal’s recent FA Cup win over Portsmouth (Picture: Getty)Torreira was on the brink of signing for Napoli before Arsenal submitted a more lucrative financial offer, but the player has regularly spoken about the difficulties of settling in England. ‘I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy,’ he said last summer. I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country.‘The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.’Torreira is due back in training next week ahead of a potential Premier League resumption on June 12 at the earliest. He suffered an injury during March’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Portsmouth but is closing in on making a return. ‘Lucas had been in a bit of a bad mood over some technical differences, then he recovered,’ added Bentacur. ‘And then this injury happened, fortunately less serious than expected.’MORE: Shkodran Mustafi reveals how Mesut Ozil has reacted to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal regimeMORE: ‘Don’t be scared of having a big ego’ – Arsenal legend Thierry Henry sends advice to James MaddisonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Chennaiyin FC Release Issac Vanmalsawma, Chris Herd and Nikhil Bernard

first_imgChennai: Chennaiyin FC on Friday confirmed the departure of midfielders Isaac Vanmalsawma and Chris Herd along with goalkeeper Nikhil Bernard from the club.While Isaac moves to Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC on a permanent transfer, Chris and Nikhil leave CFC following the expiry of their respective contracts.Mizo midfielder Isaac completes a permanent transfer to Jamshedpur FC for an undisclosed fee, having joined Chennaiyin from FC Pune City before the 2018-19 campaign.Isaac was a versatile influence on the Chennaiyin midfield, deployed by head coach John Gregory on the wings as well as in the middle. He made 20 appearances for the club across the ISL, Super Cup and AFC Cup; registering two goals and one assist in the process.Chris joined CFC midway through the 2018-19 campaign and made five appearances in the ISL. He then had three instrumental displays in CFC’s run to the Super Cup final, unfortunately missing out in the decider through suspension. The Australian defensive midfielder then played seven times in the AFC Cup, even finding the back of the net in the 2-0 home win over Nepal’s Manang Marshyangdi Club in the group stage.Nikhil joined the club after a stint at Gokulam Kerala FC, ahead of the just concluded season. He departs without making any senior team appearances. IANSAlso Read: Chennaiyin FC (CFC) Win 3-2, But Fail To Make AFC Cup Knockoutslast_img read more