At 22, Matt Harris is one of the elder statesmen of the Ag College side of the cusp of their first grand final appearance in six years.
After four seasons with the club, the second rower is excited for what lies against Leeton in the preliminary final on Saturday.
Heading into their third clash with the Phantoms in the past four weeks, Ag College are in an unusual position.
This time around they are coming off a loss.
They’ve beaten Leeton in their last two meetings, but Aggies have since had their seven-game winning streak bottom.
However Harris believes the loss to Waratahs has helped the team.
“I think everyone is pretty refreshed,” Harris said.
“Coming off Waratahs last week has refocused everyone and we know Leeton will be up for it more than they have been the last two times we’ve met them.
“It will be a tougher challenge but I there is good energy and good excitement around the group.
“None of us have been to this stage to the season before and that is the exciting part.”
Harris believes two seasons in the top grade has helped adjust to the pressure applied by other sides.
Showing how far he has come, the 22-year-old was part of the Southern Inland set up this season.
Ag College had the largest representation in the team and he credits it for helping them turn their season around.
“That probably ignited our season knowing we have some handy footy players,” Harris said.