players like RTS, Tupou, Cordner, Guerra, Napa, Evans, Taukieaho may all now be rep players or close enough to it but probably signed low ball contracts. i know tupou has just extended so his wage is up to close to 400k. They surprisingly develop a lot more players than they get credit for. they may not be from the local area but they do come through their system which helps their cap as well. plus players like jennings came over with penrith paying a lot of their wages which allowed them to front end deals so when they had to pay jennings in full wages had more space and wages for other players were considerably less.
you never see the roosters let a player go whilst under contract plain and simple