35. SAM AYOUB, player manager
The veteran player agent is still at the top of his game,, and holds plenty of sway. He has guided the career of Johnathan Thurston to great heights and will have a pivotal say in Thurston’s plans beyond next year. Other stars off contract in 2018 include Blake Ferguson, Curtis Scott, Josh Mansour and Robbie Farah. Ayoub also manages the likes of Kieran Foran, Marika Koroibete, Nathan Peats and Nick Cotric.