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NSW Blues halfback Mitchell Moses.

Based on his maximum speed in the 2021 Telstra Premiership, debutant Blues halfback Mitchell Moses will be the fourth-fastest player in State of Origin III.

With a PB of 36.1km/h, Moses can lay claim to being quicker on this season's Telstra Tracker than all of his NSW teammates except winger Josh Addo-Carr (38.1km), the fastest man in the game.

Moses has outpaced Tom Trbojevic (35.9km/h), Brian To'o (34.7km/h) and James Tedesco (33.4km/h) and found a higher gear than Queensland's Dane Gagai (35.7km/h) and Kalyn Ponga (34.4km/h).

Of course, Moses might not win a normal footrace if all those players took part - and some of them probably haven't sprinted at their absolute peak in 2021 - but the playmaker undeniably has wheels.

Maroons rookie Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow has been clocked at 37.3km/h - with only Xavier Coates (37.6km/h) and Addo-Carr above him.

Nathan Cleary is typically the total distance king in Origin, but with the No.7 out with a shoulder injury, Queensland five-eighth Cameron Munster has the next-best average of 8.9km per NRL match.

Trbojevic averages 8.9km (albeit at fullback for Manly) while fellow Sea Eagle and Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans (8.8km) is next.

When it comes to high-speed efforts (bursts of 20km/h or more), Trbojevic is atop the list in the Origin teams with 46 per game.

Maroons winger Valentine Holmes (32), NSW five-eighth Jack Wighton (32) and second-rower Angus Crichton (30) also rate highly.

Unsurprisingly, Trbojevic leads the way for overall high-speed metres per Telstra Premiership outing with an average of 735m.

Panthers and Blues duo Liam Martin and Api Koroisau, who will make his Origin debut, head up the relative distance category, averaging 96.7m and 96.6m per minute respectively at club level.

Munster (94.5m/m), Kurt Capewell (Ponga (91.7m/m) and Moses (91.4m/m) are others who don't ease up on the intensity.

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