The fastest player in Super League revealed as Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves stars battle it out

Rugby league fans love a good statistic.

And, they are particularly fond of a fast player and seeing who is the quickest in their league.

Well, in Super League this year there has been some interesting speeds registered, with Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves represented greatly.

Of course, it perhaps isn’t surprising that Jai Field tops the leaderboard with a top speed of 36.1km/h.

The Wigan man is the only one to have registered over 36km/h, with Leeds’ Ash Handley the next in line with 35.96.

Salford Red Devils’ Joe Burgess takes third place with 35.79, though Warrington’s Matty Ashton isn’t far behind at 35.76.

Wakefield Trinity have their own representative in Lewis Murphy who has clocked up 35.69 km/h, with Warrington having another representative at number six in Connor Wrench at 35.13.

Bevan French is surprisingly seventh on the list at 35.08, but Huddersfield Giants’ Will Pryce is just 0.17 km/h behind with 34.91.

St Helens’ only representative in the top ten comes from fullback Jack Welsby whose fastest speed has been registered at 34.87 as Toulouse Olympique’s Olly Ashall-Bott comes in at number ten with 34.80 km/h.

That means that only Castleford Tigers, Hull KR and Hull FC are the ones that do not have any representatives in the top ten – quite surprising when considering the speed of the likes of Niall Evalds and Greg Eden (Castleford), Ethan Ryan (Hull KR) and Darnell McIntosh (Hull FC).

There have been claims, however, that Field could lose his top spot after Warrington completed the signing of former Canterbury Bulldogs fullback Matt Dufty.

The rapid livewire registered a speed of 35.5km/h in the NRL, according to the Daily Telegraph, but he barely had any space whilst playing just a handful of games for the Bulldogs in 2022.

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