I have been doing a bit of thinking and trying to figure out how the Roosters seem to have the Lions share of top players and how Politis gets away with it. He probably isn't technically breaking the rules, as his own company doesn't sponsor the players he just has an abundance of clout with so many brands and dealerships that he can call on for sponsorship. I am sure it wouldn't be hard for him to filter an extra 6 Million in third party deals to his players considering his company turned over 3 Billion last year. Not to mention the after career opportunities for players working selling cars and trucks out of 100 or more dealerships country wide. My guess is that he uses one of his companies AP Eagers of which he is the major shareholder to leverage sponsorship from car manufacturers to each of his players on a 3rd party deals through the network of dealerships across the country. It is a telling fact that the only car company involved with the Roosters is Peugeot and they are conveniently not one of the brands that Politis company sells. His company represent's 12 of the top 12 selling car brands in Australia and 8 of the top 9 selling luxury car brands. In total, they represent 27 car brands and 11 truck and bus brands. He has in car dealerships alone: 1 x Audi, 1 x BMW, 1 x Chrysler, 1 x Dodge, 12 x Ford, 1 x Great Wall, 4 x Holden, 6 x Honda, 8 x Hyundai, 1 x Infiniti, 2 x Jaguar (One of these in Brookvale), 1 x Jeep, 3 x Kia, 2 x Land Rover (also 1 of in Brookvale) 1 x Lexus, 2 x Mazda, 1 x Mini, 2 x Mitsubishi, 5 x Nissan, 1 x Porsche, 1 x Proton, 2 x Renault 6 x Subaru (Bill Buckle in Brookvale included), 3 x Suzuki, 7 x Toyota, 5 x Volkswagen, 2 x Volvo. So he has 82 Car Dealerships that represent 27 Car Brands. Peugeot which sponsor the Roosters are not in his portfolio. Conveniently there are 25 players in an NRL squad. So he has 27 brands that his company represents that can provide third party deals to players without him having to twist the arm too hard. And that is why the NRL 3rd party system is a scam.