A Premiership ring is the ultimate addition to any trophy cabinet and in NRL XVII the North Queensland Cowboys delivered the fairy tale of all fairy tales to the people of North Queensland.
A grand final win is one thing, but the Cowboys did it in historical fashion.
An arm wrestle to the end, Michael Morgan and Kyle Feldt combined after the final hooter had sounded to cross in the corner, bringing the Cowboys level at 16-all.
Every boys rugby league dream fell unto Thurston; a kick from the sideline to win an NRL grand final. It wasn't to be as the ball ricocheted off the woodwork and the game spewed into extra time - a first for a Grand Final in the NRL era.
Extra time didn't last long though, and it was always going to be Thurston who brought the clutch play to the table.
The North Queensland Cowboys 17-16 victory over the Brisbane Broncos will go down as the greatest grand final in history. Unless you're a Broncos fan it's difficult to dispute this.
We live in a professional world of sport obsessed with the greatest moments from the past but on this Sunday night we witnessed one of those moments in real time.
We were beyond privileged. That was ecstasy in sport form.