Sharks prop Chris Heighington was one of three players charged so far in Round 1.

Heighington, Pauli cop suspensions

Forwards Chris Heighington and Pauli Pauli have both been suspended for Round 2 of the NRL season, as two of three players cited by the NRL match review committee in Round 1.

Heighington entered an early guilty plea to a grade one dangerous throw for his challenge on Cowboys counterpart Ben Hannant on Saturday night. 

On his Knights debut, Pauli was slapped with a grade one dangerous contact charge for his challenge on Leivaha Pulu late in the Titans' win over Newcastle. He also entered a guilty plea and will miss this week.

Also attracting the scrutiny of the match review committee in Round 1 was Roosters captain Jake Friend, who won't miss any game time after accepting an early guilty plea for his grade one dangerous contact – head/neck charge.