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A five-match stint on the sidelines didn't hamper Bradman Best as the Knights centre mixed speed with endurance in an impressive display against the Raiders.

Best scored a try, set up another, made 117 metres and busted four tackles in a typically damaging outing. And he also stood out on the Telstra Tracker, tallying 727 high-speed metres (20km/h or more).

Coming off an ankle injury, the 19-year-old ranked third in the high-speed metres category - finishing clear of superstar Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic and mobile Broncos forward Jordan Riki.

Only rookie Cowboys winger Kane Bradley, who pushed through a broken hand to record a round-high 849 high-speed metres, and Manly flyer Jason Saab (772hsm) ranked higher than Best.

But while Best maxed out at 31.9km/h (equal 11th), Saab sizzled at 36.8km/h. Brisbane centre Herbie Farnworth (34.4km/h) and Sharks debutant Luke Metcalf (34.1km/h) were also lightning-fast.

In the total distance category, Cowboys halfback Tom Dearden continued to rack up mileage with 9.51km against the Broncos.

The top four was an all-playmaker affair with Roosters pair Sam Walker and Drew Hutchison and Warrior Sean O'Sullivan racking up big totals. Sharks hooker Blayke Brailey (8.862km) nabbed fifth.

Walker and Sullivan rated highly for relative distance, too, being the top 80-minute players with averages of 100.1 and 98.7 metres per minute respectively.

But Rabbitohs youngster Blake Taaffe, who made the most of his 10 minutes in the win over the Dragons, finished atop the category with an average of 107.6 metres per minute.

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