It was a special moment for Bathurst Panthers prop Brent Seager when he won last year's Dave Scott Medal for man-of-the-match in the 2018 grand final, considering he 'loved' watching the legendary Penguins, Group 10 and Western Division front-rower run rampant in the late 1990s.
Well, now he's won two and done so in consecutive seasons, etching his name into Group 10 folklore as the first player in history to achieve that remarkable feat.
He defied the odds to win the 2018 award after being knocked out the week before the decider and his effort in Sunday's victory over Mudgee was just as gutsy, he played every minute of the grand final in the front row and played an instrumental role in the 9-8 win.
I loved watching Dave Scott as a kid so to win his medal two years in a row is really special.Back-to-back Dave Scott Medal winner Brent Seager
He was typically bullocking with the ball and bruising without it, he went within inches of scoring on a couple occasions and laid on a pass to set up the overlap that almost led to his brother Blake scoring the match-winner in the 80th minute too.
If it wasn't already his status as one of the club's all-time greats was absolutely cemented on Sunday afternoon.
"I'm very humbled and honoured. I loved watching Dave Scott as a kid so to win his medal two years in a row is really special," Seager, a veteran of 161 top grade games, said.
"It's unreal. Last year was sweet but to do it at home with this crowd is amazing. It could have gone to anyone, I was just lucky enough to get it again."
While Seager's as humble a person as you'll find luck had little to do with his crowning moment last weekend, and while you could have mounted an argument for a handful of candidates none would have been as compelling.
The case for Doug Hewitt would probably have been the next best and few would've begrudged him winning the medal after he kicked Panthers home with an 82nd minute field goal.
He was strong in directing traffic from halfback too and orchestrated the men in black's comeback, they trailed the fighting Dragons 8-2 with 10 minutes to go and were forced to find another gear to topple Jack Littlejohn's side.
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Seager gave the Dragons plenty of credit for their performance, which was a far cry from the one they produced three weeks earlier at the same ground in the qualifying final, Panthers won that second-versus-third clash 40-18.
He said his side had to make something happen to knock off the Dragons and after chipping away they finally did, then held on for the final eight minutes of extra time after Hewitt's field goal pushed them in front by a single point.
"Mudgee turned up to play, and we knew they would," Seager said.
"We knew it would be tough, we just had to hang in there.
"I think they caught us by surprise at the start but we're a tight knit group here. We knew that if we held strong we could come away with it."
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