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Speedy Saab sprouts wings once again

Sea Eagles flyer Jason Saab continues to apply pressure to Storm star Josh Addo-Carr for the title of the game's fastest man, recording the top speed of round 24.

The 20-year-old was recorded at 37.4km/h in Sunday's 36-18 win over the Bulldogs, outpacing Broncos youngster Selwyn Cobbo (35.9km/h) and Cowboys fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (35.4km/h).

Saab posted a season-best speed of 38km/h in round five - just short of Addo-Carr's max of 38.1km/h this year - but the former Dragons flanker has cracked 37km/h on several occasions.

Considering the ease with which he seems to streak away once in the clear, it's possible we are yet to see Saab at his fastest.

While Manly and Melbourne could face off in week one of the finals, a clash between Addo-Carr and Saab may not eventuate with the Storm champion nursing a minor hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, rookie Dragons fullback Tyrell Sloan made the most a recall against the Cowboys, covering a round-high 9.53km.

The 19-year-old pipped Roosters halfback Sam Walker (9.44km), Warriors general Sean O'Sullivan (9.42km), Newcastle's Mitchell Pearce (9.35km) and Canberra's Matt Frawley (9.33km).

St George Illawarra also led the way for high-speed metres (20km/h or more) in the form of centre Jack Bird (835hsm).

Tabuai-Fidow (814hsm) and Melbourne custodian Ryan Papenhuyzen (813hsm) were others who consistently hit the accelerator.

Knights bench player Chris Randall only played 10 minutes in a 15-14 win over the Titans but did so at high intensity, averaging 113.5 metres per minute to head up the relative distance category.

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