Corey Norman has had a $20,000 fine for his involvement in a street fight slashed in half but the playmaker remains suspended for St George Illawarra's season-opener against Cronulla.
Norman was initially banned for two games, with one of those suspended, for his role in a brawl on the Australia Day long weekend.
He was also served with the $20,000 fine and ordered to participate in education and training.
Upon appeal, the fine has been reduced and Norman could yet fight his suspension with the NRL appeals committee.
The Rugby League Players' Association last month claimed Norman's penalty was harsh and fully supported the 30-year-old's objections to any ban.
"Corey has our full support in disputing the sanctions outlined in his breach notice," RLPA boss Clint Newton said.
"Based on the information we have been provided, our view is that the proposed sanction is particularly unfair.
"We have provided our support and advice to Corey and his management throughout this matter and will continue to do so.
"We've also been contacted by a number of players who have shared their feelings of frustration with the lack of protection provided by the game in such instances where they or their fellow players have felt targeted.
"No doubt there has been examples where the game has moved swiftly to protect players, but like anything, there are opportunities to improve.
"It's an area that players feel passionately about and one that they look forward to discussing with (NRL CEO) Andrew (Abdo) and the (Australian Rugby League) Commission.
"This is an opportunity to have a much bigger conversation than just Corey's matter."
If Norman is granted leave to appeal, he is likely to be available to take on the Sharks on Sunday week at Kogarah while his case is being determined.
Australian Associated Press