You can take the Australian schoolboys captaincy and the chances to play overseas.
As proud as those achievements make him, nothing is quite as "ballistic" as helping the Tuggeranong Vikings to another John I Dent Cup grand final for flanker Luke Gersekowski.
The Vikings have booked their place in the decider with a thrilling three-point win over the Uni-Norths Owls in the preliminary final at Viking Park on Saturday.
Defending premiers Tuggeranong took 30 seconds to draw first blood but they needed all 80 minutes to secure a grand final berth against the Canberra Royals next week after a last-minute Owls try set up a grandstand finish.
The Vikings surged into another grand final with a 34-31 win during which the boot of scrumhalf Ryan Lonergan ultimately proved the difference.
"Mate, it's unreal. It's been two years in a row [in a grand final] now for most of us boys. It's ballistic," Gersekowski said.
"After a tough season, we've pulled through. Credit to Uni-Norths as well, they've been exceptional all year and they gave us a tough fight.
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"It's been a whole club effort this year, we've had heaps of boys chopping and changing in and out of first grade, in and out of second grade, it has just been a full club job to get us here.
"We're lucky enough to have first and seconds in after a tough start. Everyone is just working their arses off."
Vunipola Fifita charged over to score Tuggeranong's first inside the opening minute. To those watching on it seemed as though they could smell blood in the water.
Had Uni-Norths played their grand final a week early? Would the absence of key playmakers Willoughby Axelsen and Jordan Thompson be too big a burden to carry?
Clearly not if their replacements Hamish Dawson and Callum Frawley Richardson were to have their say.
Frawley Richardson capped off a sublime piece of play to get the Owls on the board in the first half before Tuggeranong hit back to take a 31-14 lead.
Then came tries to Ben Love and Lachlan Osborne before Dawson scored in the final minute and set up a thrilling finish.
"In classic Uni-Norths style, they kept fighting until the end," Gersekowski said.
Alas, the miracle comeback fell short for Uni-Norths coach Sam Rolfe and his troops.
"Just like all year, we showed guts. Lapses let us down, but I'm very proud of all of those guys," Rolfe said.
"It's still very disappointing, we thought we would go all the way to be honest with you, we had the belief.
"I talked about it all week, we had depth, I'm not going to make any excuses. We just didn't execute.
"We let ourselves down at a couple of moments in the game, particularly the first 10 minutes when they were up 12-0. You can't give Tuggeranong a 12-point start.
"Bigger and better next year. We had the experience last year and now we went one further. We've got to go again."
For that, they will have to wait.
For Tuggeranong have earned the right to challenge Royals in a bid to retain the premiership they won last year.
"They're a bloody good side," Gersekowski said of Tuggeranong's looming opposition.
"At the end of the day, we've just got to score more points and be the tougher team."
Royals will have a chance to pull off the men's and women's double after advancing to the women's decider to set up a date with the Uni-Norths Owls.
AT A GLANCE
John I Dent Cup preliminary final: TUGGERANONG VIKINGS 34 (Vunipola Fifita, Maika Ravouvou, Ryan Lonergan, Lachlan Lonergan tries; Ryan Lonergan 3 cons; Ryan Lonergan pen) bt UNI-NORTHS OWLS 31 (Callum Frawley Richardson, Ben Love, Irae Simone, Lachlan Osborne, Hamish Dawson tries; Irae Simone 3 cons)