Johnathan Thurston has put the finishing touch on one of the most complete CVs in rugby league history with a man-of-the-match display in North Queensland's maiden premiership triumph.
The Immortal-in-waiting added a Cowboys title and the Clive Churchill Medal to his resume after leading North Queensland to an epic 17-16 golden-point grand final victory over Brisbane at ANZ Stadium.
His extra-time field goal, having struck the upright with a match-winning conversion attempt after the siren had sounded, sent Cowboys fans into a frenzy.
It was the final frontier for Thurston, who secured his first NRL title coming off the bench for Canterbury as a 21-year-old in 2004.
A dual Golden Boot winner as world player of the year, Thurston last week claimed a record fourth Dally M Medal.
Throw in nine State of Origin series wins for Queensland and a Rugby League World Cup with Australia and Thurston has achieved everything the game has to offer.
"I'm speechless," he told the Nine Network.
"Wow, I can't believe what I've just done - unbelievable. I just love this club."
Jubilant Cowboys coach Paul Green hailed Thurston a hero.
"He's unbelievable," Green said.
"I don't think there's any other player that I'd want to take that goal. It wasn't to be, but he iced the game when he got the chance."