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Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Not only was Ryan Papenhuyzen awarded the Clive Churchill Medal for best on ground in Sunday's grand final, the Storm fullback tore up the Telstra Tracker.

Papenhuyzen, who scored a scintillating second-half try, recorded the top speed and set a new season record for high-speed efforts (bursts of 20km/h or more) in the 26-20 victory over Penrith at ANZ Stadium.

He was clocked at 35.6km/h and managed 46 high-speed efforts - surpassing the mark of 45 that he and Clint Gutherson shared.

His Melbourne teammate Cameron Munster topped the other two categories - total distance covered and metres-per-minute.

The five-eighth ran 9.3km with an average of 115 metres per minute - an intensity higher than last year's State of Origin series, in which 95 metres per minute was the overall average.

A further six players (Nathan Cleary, Api Koroisau, Tino Faasuamaleaui, Papenhuyzen, Liam Martin and Dylan Edwards) averaged more than 100 metres per minute.

The average metres per minute from the 33 players that took part in the grand final (Nicho Hynes didn't see any game-time) was 95.4.

Penrith's Jarome Luai was the second-fastest on the field with a high of 34.5km/h, followed by Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr (34), Cleary (33.8), teammate Brian To'o (33.8) and Fijian flyer Suliasi Vunivalu (33.5).

Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards was the only player to come close to Papenhuyzen in terms of high-speed efforts, producing 38. Melbourne centre Justin Olam (32) and Addo-Carr (29) were further back.

Munster was the lone man to surpass nine kilometres, with Cleary (8.7km), Koroisau (8.6), Papenhuyzen (8.3) and Edwards (8.1) next.

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