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    Default Kevin Gordon: Nowhere to run

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    HE is being hailed the fastest man in the NRL but flying Gold Coast Titans winger Kevin Gordon may not get the chance to back up the hype.

    Gordon has been installed as favourite for the highly-anticipated showdown at Sydney's Olympic Park on September 15 to determine who is the quickest NRL player over 100m.

    But the Bulletin can reveal he is yet to be approached by event organisers, while the Titans refuse to guarantee they will let him race at the meet, which falls in between the first and second week of the NRL finals series.

    Gold Coast general manager of football Scott Clark yesterday said the club would be cautious about letting Gordon compete if the Titans were still in the premiership fight.

    "We have heard that they want him but no one has officially approached us about it," said Clark.

    "If it was out of season and he had no injury concerns we would like to see him do it for himself and it would be good promotion for the club. But we will have to wait and see."

    Held as part of the Competitive Edge Athletic All Stars meet, the NRL's Fastest Man will feature eight speedsters vying for a $20,000 purse as well as the coveted title.

    It will take place on the track, with players wearing running spikes.

    Maroons and Storm star Greg Inglis and Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne have already committed to the race but it is Gordon who has been posted as the $5 favourite in a preliminary Centrebet market.

    After a slow start, Gordon has doubled his season tally with three tries in the Coast's past two wins over the Sea Eagles and the Bulldogs.

    Titans backline veteran Mat Rogers had a front row seat for Gordon's blistering long-range effort against Canterbury on Friday, when he pounced on a loose ball before sprinting away from noted Bulldogs speedsters Josh Morris, Steve Turner and Bryson Goodwin to score.

    "When I went in to make that tackle I saw the ball spill out and I saw it on the ground," said Rogers.

    "My first thought was `if Kevie picks that up no one will stop him'.

    "He had a bit of work to do still and it was impressive. You think you can catch him, but you can't."

    Rogers has no doubt Gordon would be officially crowned the fastest man in league if given the chance, rating him the quickest player he has seen during his 16-year professional career.

    "I have played with a few quick guys but probably none with his genuine pace," said Rogers.

    The Titans, meanwhile, are waiting to discover the extent of the hamstring injuries to skipper Scott Prince and utility Luke O'Dwyer after both had their scans postponed yesterday.

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    Slater,inglis have nothing to play for , same a hayne of course they will do it...

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    I personally guarantee Mead is quicker over every distance to 200mtrs which he has run 22.9 which is ridiculous. Ryan Tongia in the under 20s has run 10.8 2 yrs back.

    This sprint is going to be a farce with most clubs not letting go of their players to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teke View Post
    I personally guarantee Mead is quicker over every distance to 200mtrs which he has run 22.9 which is ridiculous. Ryan Tongia in the under 20s has run 10.8 2 yrs back.

    This sprint is going to be a farce with most clubs not letting go of their players to run.
    Have really seen that on the field yet, yes Mead has not been run down, but Gordon appears to be moving quicker. Maybe looks can be deceiving though.
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    David Mead wants to play fullback. David Mead plays well at fullback. The Titans actually look more dangerous than the common household doorstop when David Mead plays at fullback.

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    prob different running styles
    but gordon run away try's have been far more impressive then meads ones but tbh.
    its wat gordon does to get into the clear which is amazing to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamwelg View Post
    Have really seen that on the field yet, yes Mead has not been run down, but Gordon appears to be moving quicker. Maybe looks can be deceiving though.
    I have it from a pretty good judge that Mead is no chance against Flash
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    Quote Originally Posted by TITAN PETE View Post
    I have it from a pretty good judge that Mead is no chance against Flash
    Take it from me Kev will get beaten quite comfortably by Dave. I know them both quite well, i know who has the faster times and i know who runs down who often at training

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    Quote Originally Posted by teke View Post
    Take it from me Kev will get beaten quite comfortably by Dave. I know them both quite well, i know who has the faster times and i know who runs down who often at training
    Time may tell but if your right a few of the current 1st grade players must have no idea at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by TITAN PETE View Post
    Time may tell but if your right a few of the current 1st grade players must have no idea at all
    The opinion is divided but i think a majority would lean towards Dave just like they did towards Shannon. The Kilcoy gift where Kev won by 2 mtrs over 120 was abit misleading.

    Shannons qualifying time was the fastest of the day out of the leaguies sprinting there. Considerably faster than the final. If its a stand up start in full titans gear i will personally guarantee a Mead win.

    My pick for the sprint will be between Isaac Gordon, Mead and Uate

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    I have the 4 by 100 relay and 120 mtr final at Kilcoy on my computer and can upload it to somewhere if ppl want. I dont know where or how to do, suggestions?

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    youtube is always good man. btw whos in our 4x100 team?

    btw u run faster when ur chasing something. when u running away, casue u got the ball, and nothing really to chase after, sorta slows u down.

    all i know is it would be a good race
    gordon sorta look's quicker of the mark, but mead sorta looks like once he gets going his gone, but i spose its a matter of he has to get going 1st, which i spose in a game situation, gordon has it over him to make half chances into full chances. u can see by the try's they score, gordon beats a couple and then is in the clear, mead gets em from backing up n stuff so his already going

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    I hear they might be bringing Bolt out for this, will be huge if they get him to run against them

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    Quote Originally Posted by teke View Post
    I have the 4 by 100 relay and 120 mtr final at Kilcoy on my computer and can upload it to somewhere if ppl want. I dont know where or how to do, suggestions?
    Email it to me and I'll up it to my youtube account.
    Quote Originally Posted by nrl.com
    David Mead wants to play fullback. David Mead plays well at fullback. The Titans actually look more dangerous than the common household doorstop when David Mead plays at fullback.

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    Maybe they want to get Bolt like the Victorian government gt Tiger Woods.

    It'd be fantastic, but it'll all be over in 10 seconds.. so to speak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamwelg View Post
    Email it to me and I'll up it to my youtube account.
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