Warrington Wolves: Tony Smith looking for new half-backs

Gareth O'Brien
Gareth O'Brien has scored three tries in his 13 appearances for Warrington this season

Warrington are actively looking at trying to sign new half-backs, says Wolves head coach Tony Smith.

Wire have tried Stefan Ratchford, Richie Myler and Gareth O'Brien there so far this season, along with youngsters Toby King and Declan Patton.

"We've been scouring the world looking for half-backs," said Smith, 48.

"I don't want to make my half-backs feel bad about it, but we understand that we haven't been consistent enough in those sort of positions this year."

Smith told Rugby League Extra: "We're still hoping to get that combination going and we haven't given up hope on the boys that we've got."

One player Wolves may need to replace is England scrum-half Myler, 25, who is out of contract at the end of the year and is reportedly considering a switch to the NRL in Australia.

"Nothing has been decided on that account for Richie or the club," added Smith.

"There is nothing to announce or deny either way there.

"Ritchie is still looking around, and we're still looking around, and it's all being handled very, very professionally by both the club and him."

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