As many as 12 of the 17 players implicated in the ASADA scandal have accepted a reduced six-month suspension.
A majority of past and present Cronulla Sharks players implicated in the ASADA scandal have elected to accept a deal that will see them miss just three matches, reports say.
Fairfax Media report as many as 12 of the 17 players who were involved in the 2011 supplements program have agreed to the deal, in which they admit they took performance-enhancing substances.
The agreement offers the players a 12-month ban, which is backdated to November 2013.
Players currently with Cronulla would miss miss just three matches, while players who have moved onto to other clubs will be rubbed out of finals football.
It is still unconfirmed which players have accepted the deal.
The players, who will immediately be stood down by the NRL, accepted the deal on Friday morning after receiving assurances from WADA that the terms wouldn’t be appealed by the international anti-doping organisation.