If we are to keep DCE, Foran, T-Rex and the Stewarts long term and others, then I think we are going to need 3rd party sponsors. Look at players like Lockyer who was reportedly on their books for 250k and the rest topped up by sponsors. The Broncos had a few 3rd party sponsors and that's how they retained a lot of players, unfortunately even as premiers we have a hard time attracting major sponsorship let along 3rd party sponsors. Having said that with Tooves in charge we won't be doing the 'under the radar" BS and this should result into more exposure for players, sponsors and the Manly brand. Hopefully it will also attract more sponsorship.