NRL stars Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor have dramatically had their deregistrations overturned on appeal.
The two stars are back eligible to play in the NRL this season after the NRL Appeals Committee reduced the penalties handed down for the Port Macquarie school sex scandal.
Okunbor received an indefinite ban from the game after he was found to have acted inappropriately during the team’s visit to the town.
However, the NRL on Monday announced his penalty has been slashed to a 14-game ban and a $22,5000 fine.
Harawira-Naera’s suspension has also been reduced to a 10-game ban that includes a $15,000 fine.
Harawira-Naera is eligible to play for the Bulldogs in their Round 11 clash with Newcastle — less than two weeks away.