Speedster Jason Saab looked to be lodging a qualifier for Tokyo’s 100 metres, before his hardcore training was revealed.

Manly winger Jason Saab appeared to be lodging a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics’ 100 metres in side’s 13-12 win over the Warriors – that’s how fast he tore up the middle of Central Coast Stadium to ice a breathtaking try.

And as the scorch marks on the turf cooled off after Saab’s 28th-minute four-pointer, it was revealed just how talented a sprinter the former Dragon is.

Sea Eagles halfback Daly Cherry-Evans blasted a kick from a scrum from more than 70 metres out, and although Saab gave Ken Maumalo about a 15-metre head-start, he hurtled past the Warriors winger to collect the footy and dot down.

“He actually set the fastest time for a player recorded since Josh Addo-Carr back in 2019 earlier this season – 37.5 kilometres per hour,” said sideline Fox League reporter Jake Duke of Saab.

“He’s done a lot of work with renowned sprint coach Roger Fabris during the off-season. He regards him as one of the quickest NRL players he’s ever seen.

“He says that in training (Saab) actually keeps up with national sprinters over 60 metres, so that tells you how fast Jason Saab is.”

Saab’s try was the perfect start for Manly who found themselves having to fight back from a six-point deficit to ice the game with a last-second field goal from skipper Daly Cherry-Evans.

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