TWO grand finals is a tough ask for any player, let alone a junior being asked to back up for a dig with the seniors.
That's what Bathurst Panthers' Brad Fearnley went through on Sunday as he attempted to double up his premiership tally with the under 18s and premier league.
Fearnley was presented with the opportunity to play in the premier league grand final only on game day when he was named as the 17th man, giving him the chance to take two titles.
The under 18s captain and his junior teammates couldn't overcome rivals St Pat's in the grand final as the Saints went away 20-8 winners.
However, Fearnley came off the bench to help steer the Panthers to a 9-8 extra-time win in the big game to see off his time at the Bathurst club on a high.
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Fearnley is off to join older brother Adam at the Penrith Panthers next season and he'll have a great memory to take along for the ride.
"I have to thank Doug Hewitt and Danny Dwyer for giving me the opportunity to play in a team like this. They're all pretty special players here. Just being a part of it is really special," Fearnley said.
"You just have to go out there and do your job, you don't have to go out trying to do anything special, and I just did what Dougie asked of me.
"It will be sad leaving home but this gives me a big confidence boost going down to Penrith because the competition's great here."