He left the World Cup 9s with two medals around his neck but Mitchell Moses says lessons from Australia's leaders were his most valuable takeaways from the tournament.
The Eels halfback continued his love affair with Bankwest Stadium to claim Player of the Tournament honours as the Kangaroos became undefeated champions on Saturday night.
Rather than talking up those achievements after the final against New Zealand in which he scored a hat-trick, Moses was all about his teammates.
"I've definitely taken a lot out of the week. Just learning from world-class players, that's the biggest thing I got out of it," said Moses.
"DCE [Daly Cherry-Evans], I'm going to get a lot out of [studying him]. Just his leadership, how he went about it, how he presents himself.
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"I've learned a lot from him and a lot from all the other players. Ben Hunt, Tyson Frizell, Wade Graham – all those older boys that have been there, done that.
"Hopefully I can learn how they go about themselves during the week and take it back to my Parramatta side."
Moses's selflessness reflects Australian coach Mal Meninga's assertion that the 25-year-old is "certainly maturing as a player and a person".
And if his steep progression continues, Meninga says Moses will shoot into Test calculations.
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"I've loved the association with him over the last couple of weeks, we took him to Fiji [for the PM's XIII match] as well," Meninga said.
"He's starting to put some pressure on those guys at the big end. Absolutely [he could challenge for a Test debut down the track], the way he's going.
"I think he's had a great year for Parramatta and that's why he's in the footy team. He's starting to poke his head up now, which is fantastic for him."
Moses, however, is solely focused on the present.
"I'm not looking too far ahead. I'll get into the pre-season with Parramatta and see what happens," Moses said.
Until the pre-season rolls around, the Dally M Halfback of the Year can bask in the satisfaction of a career-best season.
Still, he realises there's no time to rest on his laurels.
"I was upset with how we finished at Parramatta [in the finals] but to finish off on this note is pretty special," Moses said.