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Tom Trbojevic and Josh Addo-Carr couldn't be split as the fastest players in Origin I with the Blues pair both clocking top speeds of 34.9km/h.

That equates to a sizzling 9.7 metres per second in full flight.

Trbojevic, who was crowned man of the match in the stunning 50-6 romp over the Maroons, fell just short of equalling his maximum velocity of the premiership season for Manly (35.9km/h).

Addo-Carr, meanwhile, was a fair way down on his 2021 peak (38.1km/h) but he didn't see much open space with the ball and wasn't required to switch on the afterburners in pursuit of a Queenslander.

Maroons winger Xavier Coates, who owns the second-best speed of the year with 37.6km/h, managed 33.8km/h in Origin.

NSW centre Latrell Mitchell was sublime in his return to Brad Fittler's team, smashing his previous speed PB this year (31.6km/h) when he reached 33.1km/h as he terrorised the Queensland defence.

Rookie Maroons winger Kyle Feldt's debut didn't go as scripted but the 29-year-old managed the fifth-best speed (32.4km/h).

Interestingly, overall distance covered fell below the peaks usually recorded in NRL games - possibly due to there being less ball-in-play time because the Blues kept piling on tries.

Nathan Cleary led the way with 7.72km - a steep decline from his 2021 premiership average of 9.32km per match.

However, the NSW halfback missed four minutes due to a cut.

His Queensland counterpart Daly Cherry-Evans ranked second with 7.64km, also a decrease on his NRL average of 8.84km.

Cameron Munster (7.433km), Jarome Luai (7.432km) and Blues lock Isaah Yeo (7.34km) filled out the top five.

Kurt Capewell scored the Maroons' only try and also had the honour of being the lone Queenslander to head a Telstra Tracker category.

The makeshift centre produced 37 high-speed efforts (20km/h or more) as well as the most high-speed metres with 736m - a massive jump from his premiership average of 397m per match.

Coates (31), Tom Trbojevic (30), Dane Gagai (29) and Valentine Holmes (28) trailed Capewell for high-speed efforts.

Gagai came in second for high-speed metres (643) followed by Coates (632), Trbojevic (575) and Feldt (483).

Trbojevic's man-of-the-match performance by the numbers

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