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Eels captain Clint Gutherson.

He may have been overlooked for Origin, but Eels captain Clint Gutherson confirmed his status among the game's elite with a trademark performance last week.

The fullback scored a try and led his team to a thumping 40-4 win over the Knights and while it was a shortened round, no player covered more distance than Gutherson's 9.33km.

Newcastle centre Enari Tuala wasn't far behind (9.31km) followed by Dragons No.1 Matt Dufty (9.22km), Wests Tigers custodian Daine Laurie (9.21km) and Knights utility Kurt Mann (8.95km).

Dufty's five-star display against the Broncos, in which he bagged a double and had five try assists, created headlines as some struggled to understand why St George Illawarra don't want him for next year.

The 25-year-old carved up Brisbane with his pace and was clocked at a maximum velocity of 35.6km/h to make him the second-fastest player of the round behind Newcastle's Starford To'a (35.9km/h).

Broncos flyer David Mead (35.6km/h) equalled Dufty's top speed with Dragons winger Cody Ramsey (34.9km/h) and Brisbane debutant Selwyn Cobbo (34.4km/h) also posting impressive numbers.

Wests Tigers hooker Jacob Liddle showed a remarkable turn of foot to pick up a loose ball and dash almost 100 metres against the Panthers but his peak of 33.1km/h put him in 12th place.

Ramsey chalked up the most high-speed metres (20km/h or more) with 891m, beating Newcastle centre Bradman Best (835) and his St George Illawarra teammate Brayden Wiliame (812).

Parramatta's Haze Dunster (782) and Knights back Brayden Musgrove (712) also made the weekly Telstra Tracker honour roll.

Rounding out the results, Newcastle prop Josh King made the most of a 36-minute stint off the bench - averaging 100 metres per minute. Dragons utility Talatau produced the same average metres per minute but only got 12 minutes of game-time.


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