Cronulla captain Paul Gallen is one of 10 current NRL players to accept an ASADA deal which would result in a 12-month ban, back-dated to November 2013 for their involvement in the supplements program at the club in 2011.
Dragons forward Will Matthews began his career under John Cartwright and has been reborn this year with Paul McGregor.
Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran believes the Sea Eagles will have to alter their game plan on Friday, given how well Eels coach Brad Arthur knows their players and game plans.
Past and present Cronulla players were seeking assurances on Thursday night that WADA would not appeal if they accepted backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.
Canterbury coach Des Hasler said his team missed a golden opportunity to improve their points differential despite a 30-10 win against the Wests Tigers.
The Bulldogs completed the first leg of their Thursday night forays with a convincing win against the Wests Tigers.
Terry Campese has fulfilled his promise to fight on for his NRL career, confirming he will play NSW Cup this weekend.
Tigers up against the Bulldogs - two teams desperate to win.
Parramatta believe the 40/20 rule has been changed "appropriately" to ensure there will be no repeat of the ballboy dramas which cost them a win last Friday.
Sharks players could receive three-week bans following a deal offered by ASADA.