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Faster, Fitter, Stronger: We reveal the best of the best at every NRL club

Spoonman84

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BULLDOGS
Fittest: Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Fastest: Nick Meaney

Strongest: Raymond Faitala-Mariner, overall. Adam Elliott, pound for pound.

Quickest back in 2020: Jake Averillo 34.4km/h Round 6

Quickest forward in 2020: Josh Jackson 31.4km/h Round 8

Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Adam Elliott are the leaders of the pack in the gym. Both can produce a full squat of 240kg and a dead lift of 260kg. But it’s the unassuming lock, Elliott, who stunned his teammates with a powerful pre-season effort.

“Only 240? I thought it was 250kg,” Faitala Mariner said with a laugh.

Adam Elliott is one of the kings of the gym at the Bulldogs. Picture: Mark Evans/Getty Images
“Renouf To’omaga comes close to what I am benching at the moment but it’s Adam Elliott who is strongest at the club pound for pound, he squatted 280kg in pre-season.”

Speedster Nick Meaney wasn’t always a sprint specialist. During his high school days he actually excelled at the 800m. But the fleet-footed outside back has clocked 11.3 seconds in the 100m – the fastest at the club and even quicker than flyer Reimis Smith.

Smith is nipping at Meaney’s heels in the speed stakes but his pace was blunted after snapping his tibia and fibula in 2016.

BRONCOS
Fittest: Darius Boyd

Fastest: Xavier Coates

Strongest: Joe Ofahengaue, Kotoni Staggs

Quickest back in 2020: Xavier Coates 36.9km/h Round 6

Quickest forward in 2020: David Fifita 33.2km/h Round 1


COWBOYS
Fittest: Coen Hess, Reuben Cotter and Tom Gilbert

Fastest: Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Coen Hess

Strongest: Corey Jensen, Francis Molo and Coen Hess

Quickest back in 2020: Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 35.7km/h Round 6

Quickest forward in 2020: Coen Hess 33.9km/h Round 2


DRAGONS
Fittest: Zac Lomax

Fastest: Matt Dufty

Strongest: Cam McInnes

Quickest back in 2020: Jason Saab 35.3km/h Round 11

Quickest forward in 2020: Tyson Frizell 34.2km/h Round 9


EELS
Fittest: Clint Gutherson

Fastest: Jai Field

Strongest: Maika Sivo

Quickest back in 2020: Dylan Brown 35.9km/h Round 7

Quickest forward in 2020: Nathan Brown 31.5km/h Round 6


KNIGHTS
Fittest: Mitchell Pearce

Fastest: Edrick Lee

Strongest: Connor Watson, pound for pound

Quickest back in 2020: Bradman Best 34.6km/h Round 8

Quickest forward in 2020: Lachlan Fitzgibbon 33.2km/h Round 11


PANTHERS
Fittest: Dylan Edwards

Fastest: Charlie Staines

Strongest: Viliame Kikau, overall. Nathan Cleary, pound for pound.

Quickest back in 2020: Stephen Crichton 34.1km/h Round 8

Quickest forward in 2020: Liam Martin 33.0km/h Round 2


RABBITOHS
Fittest: Damien Cook

Fastest: Alex Johnston

Strongest: Cam Murray, pound for pound

Quickest back in 2020: Alex Johnston 36.9km/h Round 6

Quickest forward in 2020: Cameron Murray 30.2km/h Round 1


RAIDERS
Fittest: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Fastest: Bailey Simonsson

Strongest: Tom Starling (pound for pound), Kai O’Donnell (absolute)

Quickest back in 2020: Curtis Scott 33.1km/h Round 4

Quickest forward in 2020: Joseph Tapine 32.4km/h Round 3


ROOSTERS
Fittest player: Jake Friend

Fastest player: James Tedesco

Strongest player: Brett and Josh Morris

Quickest back in 2020: Josh Morris 34.5km/h Round 8

Quickest forward in 2020: Angus Crichton 33.0km/h Round 5


SEA EAGLES
Fittest: Daly Cherry-Evans

Fastest: Tom Trbojevic

Strongest: Martin Taupau over all, Lachlan Croker pound for pound

Quickest back in 2020: Reuben Garrick 34.3km/h Round 3

Quickest forward in 2020: Joel Thompson 30.0km/h Round 3


SHARKS
Fittest: Connor Tracey

Fastest: Ronaldo Mulitalo

Strongest: Jack Williams

Quickest back in 2020: Sione Katoa 33.1km/h Round 10

Quickest forward in 2020: Braden Hamlin-Uele 31.6km/h Round 6


STORM
Fittest: Cameron Smith

Fastest: Josh Addo-Carr

Strongest: Jesse Bromwich

Quickest back in 2020: Josh Addo-Carr 36.8km/h Round 2

Quickest forward in 2020: Tui Kamikamica 29.1km/h Round 1


TIGERS
Fittest: Josh Reynolds

Fastest: David Nofoaluma

Strongest: Thomas Mikaele, Josh Aloiai

Quickest back in 2020: David Nofoaluma 33.3km/h Round 8

Quickest forward in 2020: Luke Garner 31.3km/h Round 7


TITANS
Fittest: Nathan Peats

Fastest: Phillip Sami

Strongest: Greg Leleisiuao, Mitch Rein

Quickest back in 2020: Anthony Don 32.4km/h Round 7

Quickest forward in 2020: Bryce Cartwright 32.2km/h Round 1


WARRIORS
Fittest: Lachlan Burr and Eliesa Katoa

Fastest: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Pat Herbert and Paul Turner

Strongest: Bunty Afoa (absolute), Pat Herbert (relative strength), Adam Keighran and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (non-traditional)

Quickest back in 2020: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 34.5km/h Round 6

Quickest forward in 2020: Eliesa Katoa 30.4km/h Round 10


 

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Meaney is quick once at full speed but doesn't have great footy speed. He doesn't have good initial acceleration and doesn't maintain speed when changing direction. Averillo defiantly has good footy speed he's one the best ball runners we have had in year.
 

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Quickest back in 2020: Alex Johnston 36.9km/h Round 6
Quickest back in 2020: Xavier Coates 36.9km/h Round 6

How much would Johnston be worth as a Winger??
 

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Curtis Scott the quickest back? I guess CNK hasn't hit open space this season..
 

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Curtis Scott the quickest back? I guess CNK hasn't hit open space this season..
Those quickest in 2020 speeds don't hold that much weight for mine.

They are figures recorded on the players GPS units and as you say some players don't get into open space and go full tilt.
 

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There is no way Bailey Simonsson is quicker than Michael oldfield for the raiders these stats look rubbish
 
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