Addo-Carr sets sights on getting faster and stronger

Josh Addo-Carr wants to be even faster.

The Storm winger – acknowledged as the quickest in the NRL – has been putting in the steps to improve his pace and strength.

Perhaps his colleague Suliasi Vunivalu might have something to say about the tag as the NRL’s fastest, with the Fijian representative leading the way in a polished performance against Leeds two weeks ago.

Either way, Addo-Carr wants to get better, faster and stronger.

“As everyone knows, my best attribute is my speed,” he said.

“I’ve been working really hard to try and get faster and stronger I suppose.”

The Storm have hired former sprint champion Adam Basil to help improve Addo-Carr stream-line his running style and give the squad a further boost in performance.

“Adam Basil is not only helping me, but is helping the whole team too getting faster and stronger,” he said.

“People see and say I’m looking pretty fast, so hopefully I’m getting faster, that is the goal.”

Addo-Carr’s superlative form at throughout the season led to calls for a Blues or Kangaroos jersey.

Storm wingers Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo-Carr.
Storm wingers Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo-Carr.
©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos

It’s something Addo-Carr wants to aspire to but is focused on doing well for his club first.

“Once you play first grade, everyone wants to play Origin or for Australia,” he said.

“To be honest, I’m not really fussed. I’m just want to focus on playing for the Melbourne Storm, improving every week and doing my job for the team.”

Blues coach Brad Fittler coached the Storm winger for last year’s City versus Country clash, and Addo-Carr hopes that association might continue with a maiden Origin jersey.

“Hopefully Freddy sees I’m doing a good job,” he said.

“We’ll see what happens I suppose and take the opportunity with both hands. Me and Freddy get along really well. He obviously coached in the City team. I haven’t heard from him since.”

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