Jason Saab

Saab's focus on footy not speed as he targets bounce-back

Saab – like most of his teammates – had a tough start to the season out at Penrith, with the premiers not skipping a beat despite the absence of Nathan Cleary.

Saab in particular was targeted, being forced into a massive eight kick defusals and being repeatedly pinned inside Manly's back left corner, finishing with just 55 metres and no busts.

"It was a tough game, they had a game plan and it worked for them but it was a good lesson for me," Saab said.

Natural born thrillers: Speedsters set to light up Indigenous backline

The trio are among the five quickest players in the NRL and the prospect of having them in his backline, along with 2021's leading tryscorer Alex Johnston, has Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley genuinely excited for the February 12 match against the Maori All Stars at CommBank Stadium.

Addo-Carr, who has joined the Bulldogs this season, recorded the highest speed in the NRL when he clocked 38.5km/h on the Telstra Tracker while playing for Melbourne against North Queensland in 2019.