Short of a foot race you could charge admission for, this is as official as it gets.
Josh Addo-Carr is the fastest man in the NRL and this year’s State of Origin series, pipping teammate James Roberts in what is arguably the quickest backline in Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues history.
NRL.com can reveal Addo-Carr clocked an astounding 37.1 km/h as his top in-game speed this season according to Telstra Tracker technology, scorching the Suncorp Stadium turf during Melbourne’s double-header clash with the Titans earlier this month.
Roberts cranked up to 36.2 km/h in Brisbane’s season-opening loss to the Dragons, while NSW’s livewire rookie rake Damien Cook can also motor, surprisingly coming in at third place among the recorded data for Origin players – reaching a max in-game speed of 35.28 km/hr for the Rabbitohs against Penrith.
Josh Addo-Carr has worked with renowned sprint trainer Roger Fabri and former Olympian Adam Basil recently in a bid to get even quicker, and is itching to unleash his greatest asset on the game’s biggest stage next Wednesday night.
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Originally Published June 1 2018