Gary Rohan during the round 16 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Gold Coast Suns at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 8, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Find out which players covered the most distance in round 17

After the AFL recently released player tracking statistics such as player work rate, number of sprints, distance covered and maximum speed, we’ve decided to look through these new numbers to bring you round 17’s top performers.

It’s no surprise that GWS midfielder Tom Scully led the competition in distance covered over the weekend, as he’s widely known as one of the better two-way runners in the game.

Scully totalled an impressive 17.1km in the Giants’ loss to Sydney on Saturday night, and was one of only two players to reach the 17km mark.

Gold Coast midfielder Matt Rosa ran 17km exactly, 200 metres more than Scully’s teammate Lachie Whitfield (16.8km).

St Kilda midfielder Jack Sinclair covered the fourth-highest distance of the round with 16.4km, while Collingwood’s Steele Sidebottom and Carlton’s Marc Murphy both came in fifth with 16.2km.

When it comes to the speedsters, Fremantle’s Ethan Hughes was clocked as the quickest player over the weekend, registering a top speed of 35.6kmph.

Sydney’s Gary Rohan was the only other player to reach a speed over 35kmph, hitting 35.3kmph during the Sydney Derby.

Will Hoskin-Elliott (34.9kmph) and Jayden Hunt (34.6kmph) were the next quickest.

Total distance covered (all figures in kms)

1) Tom Scully (GWS) 17.1
2) Matt Rosa (GC) 17.0
3) Lachie Whitfield (GWS) 16.8
4) Jack Sinclair (STK) 16.4
5=) Steele Sidebottom (COLL) 16.2
5=) Marc Murphy (CARL) 16.2
7) Jack Gunston (HAW) 16.0
8=) Mark Blicavs (GEEL) 15.8
8=) Isaac Heeney (SYD) 15.8
10=) Isaac Smith (HAW) 15.6
10=) Ben Brown (NM) 15.6
10=) Daniel Robinson (SYD) 15.6

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 10: Tom Scully of the Giants looks upfield during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at UNSW Canberra Oval on March 10, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Maximum speed (all figures in kmph)

1) Ethan Hughes (FRE) 35.6
2) Gary Rohan (SYD) 35.3
3) Will Hoskin-Elliott (COLL) 34.9
4) Jayden Hunt (MELB) 34.6
5=) Dean Towers (SYD) 34.2
5=) Mitch McGovern (ADEL) 34.2
7) Lachie Weller (FRE) 33.5
8=) Sebastian Ross (STK) 33.1
8=) Brayden Maynard (COLL) 33.1
8=) Tyson Goldsack (COLL) 33.1
8=) Heath Shaw (GWS) 33.1
8=) Charlie Cameron (ADEL) 33.1
8=) Dean Kent (MELB) 33.1

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – APRIL 29: Ethan Hughes of the Dockers controls the ball during the round six AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Domain Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

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