In all those vexing years of watching other teams play during his post-season, Gavin Holder always wondered what it would be like to be a winning captain on grand final day.
He doesn't have to daydream any more.
In his first grand final on Saturday, Holder led his beloved Rams to the club's first premiership since 1995.
The No 8 eight was his usual omnipresent self, whether it was taking the ball up the middle, crashing into rucks and mauls or plugging defensive holes.
A try would have been fitting but all Holder really wanted was a win.
"Dreams do come true," the 30-year-old said.
"It's been a long time and a lot of hard work, and we finally got there.
"It feels great. Even better than I imagined it would."
Few would've complained if Holder was named man of the match.
Fellow veteran Lee Russell was named best player though the real standout performer was Camden's workaholic second-rower Mark Nightingale.
"I'm extremely pleased for a lot of guys who've been there a long, long time," Camden coach Brendan Schoupp said.
He, and most of the players, are expected to defend their crown next season.
"I'm pretty sure they're all keen to come back for another crack," he said.
"As for myself, I just have to sit down and work a few things out and we'll make that decision in the next few weeks."
Holder was swamped by Rams supporters after the game and braced himself for a long party.
"It's going to be a big couple of days, not just tonight," he said.
"For the club it's unbelievable. You can see the support we got here today.
"They all travelled down and half the crowd here is ours. This is for them as well. Hopefully most of the boys will stick around next year," he said.