Fastest: North Queensland record their speeds in 10, 40 and 100-metre measurements. Halfback Josh Lewis, the quickest man at the club, completed 31 chin-ups at a recent session. Strongest: Danny Fualalo. Emerging forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala has trimmed from 125kg to 108kg and Willie Brown is 110kg, a far cry from the 130kg he weighed a couple of years ago. “Josh Jackson has the ability to repeat extreme efforts while recharging on the run. RABBITOHS . Fastest: Waqa Blake is the fastest over 100 metres. Strongest: Pat Kaufusi, weighing in at 103kg, holds the record in the Cowboys’ gym for squat and bench press. In 1978, Corowa defeated Steve Proudlock, the winner of the prestigious Stawell Gift race that year, in a 100m challenge race. Fittest, strongest, fastest, the game's best athletes. "We primed ourselves for that lift," he said. "We're a lot leaner and people will recognise that when we start playing," Jennings said. St George Illawarra's 101kg back-rower Sam Isemonger can do it 25 times, ahead of Kangaroos centre Matt Cooper (21). Strongest: Joe Ofahengaue. “They have made great gains this year in all facets from a strength and conditioning perspective. Fittest: Nick Meaney won the club’s 2km time trial. I don’t like losing, so if they’re behind me I push ahead so I can beat them by 10 or 15 metres if I can.”. Prior to a season-ending ACL, the Parramatta star was blowing his teammates and opposition off the park. We've seen some electrifying stars over the years with serious pace - but who's been the fastest? There were many notable omissions we couldn't squeeze into the list, including the likes of Billy Slater, Jimmy "The Jet" Roberts, prolific tryscorer Brian Bevan, Andrew Ettingshausen and Jarryd Hayne. Fittest, strongest, fastest, the game's best athletes ... a game in Australia for two years but can now claim to be the strongest man in the NRL. Fastest: Reimis Smith, the son of former Kiwi international Tyran Smith, is the quickest over 100 metres. Check out the poll results below, but first here are the 10 entries. “Alex runs 10.2 metres per second. “Both are young, extremely motivated and committed to improving themselves physically,”, Newcastle’s physical performance manager, Tony Ayoub said. Fastest: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Shaun Johnson have the fastest times over 30 metres. Fastest: ISP fullback Nick Meaney is the quickest over 40 metres. 19) Derrick Henry. “Fitness is the ability to endure long periods of optimal activity with very little depletion in effort,” Bulldogs manager of athletic performance Don Singe said. Dallas scored a memorable State of Origin try in game two of 1995 when he scooped the ball from dummy-half and blistered 95m to ice a Queensland win. Having tweaked his diet and recorded the fastest times for the Eels’ pre-season fitness sessions for two years straight, Gutherson told he’s also been helping his teammates improve their fitness in any way he can. The Raiders only test speed over a short distance, so they can focus on a player’s speed off the mark and acceleration. Fastest: Waqa Blake is the fastest over 100 metres. Former Dragons hooker George Ndaira can squat 250kg and has been clocked at under five seconds during 40-metre sprints on grass. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. “It not only helps me but the team. The Tongan international is also just behind Eric Grothe in 40m sprint testing. “William Zillman is the fittest in the squad,” head of performance Matt Ford said. The "Black Flash" was blessed with plenty of gas and he used it to great effect, scoring 65 tries in 100 games for Balmain including 24 in one season. “I like to look at it as I’m one of the best in fitness and if the boys can look to me if they’re struggling and I’m there, I can push them,” Gutherson said. Strongest: Bunty Afoa, 21, owns the bench press. He once won the professional Canberra Gift race and later took out the NSWRL 110-yard Championship in 1958, running 11.1 seconds in full football gear to defeat Ken Irvine. Fastest: Alex Johnston. In Canberra, the average player weight has increased to 98.9kg, with 3.5kg less fat. … He holds the club record for backs, benching 110kg 18 times and still being able to post sub-five-second 40m times. Benji Marshall has posted promising results in a series of "related power" assessments. “He completed the whole pre-season, won all our aerobic testing markers and stood out in all our hard physical endurance tests. The NRL’s new six-to-go rule has already showed it is going to benefit the fittest players — and they don’t come fitter than the new Wests Tigers recruit Harry Grant. Though he had express pace, Offiah lost a 100m sprint to then-Parramatta jet Lee Oudenryn in 1992. Strongest: George Burgess holds the record on the squat rack with 250kg. Fittest: Josh Jackson. Fastest: James Tedesco. I’ve helped a few people out, not that I’m the king of diets, but I’ve shown them what (former NRL player) Kayne (Lawton) has shown me and that’s helped them out.”. Their numbers are impressive, but they are well short of the mark set last season by former Manly colossus Kylie Leuluai, who benched 220kg - and did three repetitions. A superb all-round athlete who represented NSW and Australia in both rugby codes, Cleary is recorded as having run 9.3 seconds over 100 yards during his athletic career. Fastest: James Roberts. Fittest: Cameron Smith. "After you've been doing it for a number of years you reach a certain strength. Fittler encouraged by Blues learning ‘huge lesson’, Casualty Ward: Brimson, Murray out of series; Wighton, Capewell OK, Everything you need to know: Ampol State of Origin 2020, Mass changes unlikely: Fittler backs halves as Yeo firms for debut, You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content. Strongest: Marty Taupau boasts a 310kg dead lift as his one rep max. The halfback runs 2km in six minutes, 30 seconds. The Knights hero earned the unofficial title of the NRL's fastest man after winning a … Raiders strength and conditioning coach Sean Edwards, who worked with Wallabies stars during his time in rugby, described Williams as one of the strongest athletes he's seen. Nicknamed the Foxx, the NSW and Australian star's blinding pace has helped him score 63 tries in 84 Telstra Premiership games. While he and fellow winger Suliasi Vunivalu are neck and neck on the feet, it’s the former Tiger who has clocked the quickest time. Strongest: Paul Gallen has the record for biggest bench press. Fastest: Jai Field. “He’s got a great work ethic and he’s a naturally fit player as well.”. He has a greater running workload than most outside backs when it comes to game day. "I don't get too carried away with that sort of stuff.". Albert's pace was perhaps best exemplified when he shot across the ground to make an unbelievable try-saving tackle on North Sydney fullback Matt Seers in the 1997 preliminary final. “You can have all the fitness testing you want but in terms of rugby league fitness, the fittest is Cameron Smith.”. Fastest: Bevan French is the team’s fastest player over 20 metres but Michael Jennings has clocked the fastest time over 100 metres. He can bench his own weight of 100kg 15 times, squat three times his body weight 65 times and shoulder press half his weight an amazing 49 times. As he excels in all areas of our physical performance program he takes the title of fittest all-round player.”. He was covering so much ground at fullback that his GPS readings resembled that of an AFL player. The Knights hero earned the unofficial title of the NRL's fastest man after winning a race on The Footy Show in 1999, while he was also crowned Super League's quickest during a stint for St Helens in 2004.