With the disciplinary process complete, St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin has turned his focus to preparing a winning team.
Working in the mentor's favour is the fact the Dragons have the bye this week, the side's next match against Manly next Friday.
Despite this, the odds will still be stacked against St George Illawarra as Griffin attempts to navigate a significant suspension list.
Twelve players must serve a one-game ban at some point over the next four rounds, while Paul Vaughan will not play for the side again after he was sacked by the club on Tuesday.
The NRL has spared the Dragons the prospect of not having enough players to field a team for the Manly clash by spreading the suspensions out, but Griffin must still work out the best way to reduce the impact of the bans on his team's performances.
"We'll have another long meeting on that (on Wednesday) and work out how we space those suspensions out," Griffin said.
"We've got to play what's going to give us the best shot of winning games, which is obviously what we need to do to keep our position on the ladder.
"We've worked really hard under some trying circumstances this year and to put ourselves in a really good position and we don't intend to let that go easily.
"We understand the suspensions, we accept that ruling and we'll put our best team possible on the park every week over the next four weeks to continue to win games and get into finals contention."
Like all at the club, Griffin was left disappointed when he heard of the illegal party at Vaughan's house.
The team has already overcome a number of challenges this season, this one, however, is self-inflicted.
The coach said it would be devastating for such an incident to derail their top-eight aspirations and he's confident the team will remain focused on the field.
"The people that are involved in this are good people. They've made a terrible error of judgement in what they've done, but we'll grow out of this.
"It's an opportunity for us to deal with this, which we have done and we're in a really good position as a club despite some of the things (we've faced this year).
"We've had a challenging year with suspensions and injuries we've already come through and still got a shot at the back end of the year. We'll be stronger for this."
The Dragons players have been remorseful in the days following Saturday night's illegal gathering, the group accepting they did the wrong thing.
For Griffin, however, words are not enough, the coach challenging the footballers to regain his trust through their actions.
"It's not what they say, they're all very remorseful, obviously.
"The biggest thing it comes down to now is what they do and what they have the biggest control over is their performance at training, in the community and on the football field. That's what they've got to do, they've got to perform."