Lenagan not hunting for stand-off

Ian Lenagan is on his way to Australia – but the Warriors chairman won't be coming back with a new stand-off.

While on his travels, Lenagan plans to take in as much of the World Cup as his schedule will allow him, although he also has business matters to attend to.

Despite the influential Trent Barrett leaving the club after two years in the engage Super League, Lenagan is more than satisfied he already has the players at the club to fill the void.

"That is certainly the way Brian Noble is looking at it," said Lenagan, who admits there is "some leeway" under next season's salary cap should he come across a bargain Down Under.

"I won't have much time in Australia because I am going to India as well, but we're not looking at players to be signed for 2009. We're looking further forward to 2010.

"There aren't any top-class stand-offs available, but we are very pleased with the trio of Thomas Leuluai, Tim Smith and Sam Tomkins.

"I think Sam is going to be a world-class half-back and we want to give him his chance.

"We also have players like Sean O'Loughlin and Cameron Phelps, who is a good number six as well, so we don't view that as a priority for 2009."