11. NICK POLITIS, Roosters chairman, NSW Rugby League board member
Long considered the godfather of rugby league. Politis’ influence still runs deep across Sydney clubs. He has a direct line of communication to NRL boss Todd Greenberg and is never shy to cause a ruckus when needed. No decisions — including retention and recruitment at the Roosters — is done without his say-so, and he still harbours ambitions of having Sonny Bill Williams turn out one more time for the boysb from the eastern suburbs.