Sharks forward Chris Heighington and Knights prop Pauli Pauli have both been charged by the match review committee and look set to miss their Round 2 matches even with early guilty pleas.

Should he accept an early guilty plea, Heighington would attract a 140 point penalty, with another 18 points to be added from a previous charge, meaning he would miss just the one match.

With an early plea, Pauli's charge equates to 112 points (one game) or 150 points (one game) if he is challenges the charge but is found guilty at the tribunal.

Roosters captain Jake Friend has also been issued with a Grade 1 Dangerous High Contact charge by the NRL Match Review but will escape suspension with an early guilty plea.


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