Leeds back Zak Hardaker spent the duration of last year's Challenge Cup final in the stands filming it on his iPod, but is planning on playing a greater role this time around.
The 20-year-old has since become a regular starter in the Rhinos' side and is going to have to leave filming duties to someone else during Saturday's showpiece against Warrington.
"I didn't get to play last year, I was in the 19-man squad and that was brilliant in itself," he told Press Association Sport. "I remember being massively buzzing. I captured most of it on my iPod and I was looking back at it the other day, thinking how funny it was because this time I will be the one someone is filming. I might have to get my mum to do it in the stands, as she is just as excited as I am."
Hardaker's enthusiasm is understandable given his meteoric rise to the top.
Just three years ago he was playing for amateur side Featherstone Lions but now sits as a Championship Grand Final winner with Featherstone Rovers, a Grand Final and World Club Challenge winner with Leeds as well as an England international.
His attitude off the field as is fearless as the one he displays on it, though, and he is not willing to sit back and reflect on his journey just yet.
"I have got shirts and medals from when I was at Featherstone and I have got them all hung up on the wall, next to my Leeds ones, and it's funny to think I was there and now I am here," he said.
"It won't hit me for another three or four years when I think about where I have come from. People tell me to pinch myself but that can wait for three or four more years when I have a few more games under my belt."