They aren’t drawn up in a contract. Or if they have been, the contracted club has no affiliation with the deal.I don’t understand how Third party payments off the cap are even a thing how can that be drawn up in a contract and registered with the nrl? The nrl is ment to be an even playing field thanks to the cap? So stupid the nrl clubs shouldn’t have anything to do with third party payments it should all be on the players if Gatorade wants to sponsee them that’s fine it’s all up to the players to organise it with there managers
From my understanding that officially means the 3rd party deal can’t come from a club sponsor or a club affiliated financier.
I don’t think it stops the club introducing a mate of staff or CEO/chairman to the players manager.
Just on that though.
Have a look at the roosters squad and also consider that in a released report surrounding salary cap affiliated 3rd party deals; the roosters had one of the lowest amounts of players on 3pd. To the tune of about $200k over the cap. From memory we even had more.