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Telstra Tracker: Flying Foxx and tireless Tonegato

His side might not have got the two points in Round 3 but Josh Addo-Carr was back to his flying best in the Telstra Tracker data as the Bulldogs narrowly went down to the Sea Eagles last Sunday.

In the 13-12 defeat, Addo-Carr recorded a top speed of 36.1 kilometres per hour — a kilometre per hour faster than any other player in the round — while also finishing top for the speed distance covered with 340 metres.

Speed distance measures metres covered at a speed greater than 25 kilometres per hour, while the high speed distance category tracks distance covered at a speed greater than 20 kilometres per hour. Knights centre Dane Gagai topped that particularly category in Round 3 with Addo-Carr featuring just outside the top five.

The data also highlighted a particular trend in terms of overall effort, with the three top players in the total distance covered all coming from losing teams.

Dragons fullback Tyrell Sloan finished top of the charts in Round 3 with over 9.4 kilometres covered, while Titans halfback Toby Sexton (9.36km) and Knights centre Enari Tuala (9.35km) rounding out the top three despite their respective defeats.

Knights half Adam Clune (9.33km) was also narrowly outside the top three.

In the NRLW competition, it was once again the Emma Tonegato show in the Telstra Tracker data as she continues to light up the 2021 Women's Premiership.

As the Dragons booked their place in the semi finals with a hard-fought win over the Roosters, Tonegato finished top of the charts in terms of maximum velocity with a superb 32.0 km/h high speed reached in her try-saver of Jess Sergis, while also racking up 335 metres of sprint distance (metres covered at greater than 21 km/h).

Not to be outdone in terms of effort, the star fullback also finished top three in terms of total distance covered, with Broncos winger Hayley Maddick leading the way with her 7,966 metres the most of any player in the round.

Telstra Tracker: NRL Round 3

Maximum Velocity

  1. Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs) — 36.1 km/h
  2. Dominic Young (Knights) — 35.1 km/h
  3. Dylan Edwards (Panthers) — 35.1 km/h

Sprint Distance (metres > 25 km/h)

  1. Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs) — 340 metres
  2. Marcelo Montoya (Warriors) — 263 metres
  3. Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers) — 239 metres

Total Distance

  1. Tyrell Sloan (Dragons) — 9,402 metres
  2. Toby Sexton (Titans) — 9,357 metres
  3. Enari Tuala (Knights) — 9,349 metres

Telstra Tracker: NRLW Round 5

Maximum Velocity

  1. Emma Tonegato (Dragons) — 32.0 km/h
  2. Jess Sergis (Roosters) — 30.1 km/h
  3. Taliah Fuimaono (Dragons) — 29.8 km/h

Sprint Distance (metres > 21 km/h)

  1. Emma Tonegato (Dragons) — 335 metres
  2. Page McGregor (Dragons) — 325 metres
  3. Katelyn Vaha'akolo (Knights) — 255 metres

Total Distance

  1. Hayley Maddick (Broncos) — 7,966 metres
  2. Shaylee Bent (Dragons) — 7,418 metres
  3. Emma Tonegato (Dragons) — 7,386 metres
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