31. IAN PRENDERGAST, Rugby League Players Association CEO
Had the ratings been based on 2017, Prendergast would have been in the top five. He has transformed the RLPA from a toothless tiger to an organised beast. He has stuck to his guns and argued the best deal for the players in rugby league history. Prendergast will work closely with the NRL on a range of issues, including integrity matters and player welfare, while ensuring the players keep up their end of the new collective-bargaining agreement.