Thomas Leuluai is set to take over the captaincy of the Wigan Warriors for the new Super League season. Leuluai was offered a one-year extension by the Warriors at the end of last season and has now been handed captaincy after Sean O’Loughlin brought the curtains down on his career at the end of the season.
“It’s something I’ve never really chased or thought about, but at this stage of my career I understand the responsibility that goes along with it,” Leuluai said. “I’m really privileged and honoured to be able to do the job With my age and my experience, I’m really happy to fulfil the role for them. I won’t really change too much in what I’ve been doing and how I go about my stuff.”
“Sean has been my captain for the majority of my career. I feel lucky to have had him as my captain – I learned so much from him in the way he leads and the way he is as a person. I’ll be trying to mirror what he has done.” he added.
Leuluai was presented with a memento with all the previous club captains names inscribed on it to mark the occasion, He was informed about the decision on a Zoom call with Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan on Thursday afternoon.