Josh Papalii wishes he could break his club player of the year trophy apart and give the pieces to his teammates.
Canberra's potential haul at the upcoming Dally M awards suggest he may not need to with Raiders emerging as contenders in nine award categories.
Ricky Stuart has been nominated for coach of the year while Jarrod Croker is in the running for the captain of the year award at the Dally M awards at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion on October 2.
Croker is in the hunt for the centre of the year award while Josh Hodgson (hooker), Josh Papalii (prop), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (fullback), John Bateman (second-row) and Jack Wighton (five-eighth) have also emerged as contenders for the team of the year.
Sia Soliola rounds out Canberra's list of nominations having been announced as a chance for the Ken Stephen Medal.
The swag of nominations is a fitting reward for Canberra's best season in recent memory that has them on the cusp of a drought-breaking grand final appearance.
The Raiders will host the winner of South Sydney's semi-final clash with Manly Warringah next week in a preliminary final showdown at Canberra Stadium.
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It means the Meninga Medal evening this week was a chance to bask in what they have accomplished and take note of how much they still have to do.
Papalii had tears in his eyes as he accepted his third Raiders player of the year award - a feat that sees him draw level with Ricky Stuart with three medals.
Now only Laurie Daley sits ahead of him with five - but Papalii thinks "it's just a shame" he couldn't share the stage with each one of his teammates.
So now he has set his sights on doing just that as the Raiders set their sights on a grand final appearance - and Papalii knows chances don't come much bigger than this.
"I truly believe that there is 30 blokes out there that sacrifice a lot of days and a lot of hours dedicated to this, what we try to do every day, and that's try to capture a premiership," Papalii said.
"It's one of our goals and something that eats at me. Every day I wake up, and it's that premiership [on my mind].
"It's very important to this club and to me personally as well. We've got a lot of mentors coming in every day, Sticky [Stuart] won three himself and he just wants to share that experience with us as well.
"It's definitely sunk in already. I knew how important that was when we went down to Melbourne and we just got them at the end there.
"I've still got goosebumps from that game and it's one I will remember for a long time but obviously looking forward to next Friday night.
"I hope I go to another level next week. We've got a great chance to make the big dance, and like I said before, I still have goosebumps and I am looking forward to it."
Papalii finished four votes clear of Jack Wighton in the Meninga Medal voting with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and John Bateman rounding out the top four.
Any one of them could have claimed the honour and nobody in the room would have batted an eyelid, which is exactly why the club has so many in the hunt for the NRL's team of the year.
"It's well deserved. He's had a fantastic year for us, definitely his best year since I've been here and he's had some pretty good years," Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson said.
"It's a fair feat to be so consistent over these last few years and take it up a level this year, it has been massive for us as a team.
"Overall as a squad, we've had people playing well. There could have been four or five blokes who could have got the award and you wouldn't have said they didn't deserve it.
"It shows where we're moving as a team. We've got a lot of people playing well, which is what we need for the future. [Papalii] is such a humble man."
The Meninga Medal night gave the Raiders a chance to farewell departing players Ata Hingano, Brad Abbey and Royce Hunt as they enter their final weeks in lime green.