THE Tri-Nations final on Saturday offers Darren Lockyer the opportunity to cap a magnificent year.
But the Australia captain insists he is focused on helping the Kangaroos regain the title rather than gaining more personal glory.
If Australia reclaim the Tri-Nations crown from New Zealand in Sydney, then Lockyer would have completed a clean sweep of team honours this season.
He skippered Queensland to a famous victory in this year's State of Origin before guiding the Brisbane Broncos to the NRL Premiership.
Those achievements also saw Lockyer win the RL International Federation's Golden Boot award for the second time on Monday.
But the 29-year-old stand-off claims adding the gloss to a dream year is of little concern heading into this weekend's big Aussie Stadium showdown.
"If that happens, and we win, then I'll look back on the season and say that's a great achievement," he said.
"But at the moment, my motivation is not that I want to finish the year on a high note for myself; it's about this Australian team that's been together for seven weeks."
"We want to go out there and achieve what we set out to do, and make sure it wasn't all for nothing."
"As captain, it's been my best year by far.
"As a player, it's my most consistent."
"I've played a lot of football but I still feel fresh and every week I'm going into the game feeling very confident about what I'm doing."
This weekend's final will be refereed by Super League official Ashley Klein, who is pictured above.
This will be the third game out of seven the Australian will have refereed in the tournament.
It rounds off an excellent time for Klein, who has also picked up the international referee of the year award.