|Full name||Paul John Loughlin|
|Born||28 July 1966|
St. Helens, England
Loughlin was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England. At the age of 17, he made his first team début against Oldham in 1984. He went on to score over 2,000 points for the club, and holds the club record for most points scored in a game - 2 tries and 16 goals for a total of 40 points in a 112–0 win against Carlisle in September 1986. In 1995, he was transferred to the Bradford Bulls as part of the record breaking deal to bring Paul Newlove to Knowsley Road.
Loughlin played right-centre, i.e. number 3, scored 2-tries a drop goal, and was man of the match in St. Helens' 15-14 victory over Leeds Rhinos in the 1987–88 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1987–88 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 January 1988.
After his move to Bradford Bulls, he enjoyed several successful seasons with the Bradford Bulls. He played for the Bradford Bulls at centre in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final loss to St. Helens. Loughlin then played a prominent role in the Bradford Bulls winning the Super League title in 1997. After spending two further seasons in the Super League with the Huddersfield Giants, he ended his career with the Swinton Lions.
Loughlin is now head coach of amateur rugby league team Garswood Stags ARLFC who have gained promotion to Northwest Mens League Division 4.
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- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
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- !Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk (statistics currently missing due to not having appeared for both Great Britain, and England)[dead link]
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- Saints Heritage Society profile
- [permanent dead link] ĎŔƑ Meninga saves the day
- Garswood Stags ARLFC