Hale T-Pole has played international rugby, played professionally in parts of the world which many people haven't been to and he has also played at Super Rugby level.
Add to this his 60-odd games for Southland and a handful with Otago and it is an impressive record the 34-year-old Tongan has carved out.
However there is still a box he wouldn't mind ticking - a certain Ranfurly Shield victory which has eluded many rugby players in its 109-year history.
T-Pole has a prime opportunity tonight to sort that out when he takes the field against current Ranfurly Shield holders Counties in Pukekohe.
In a late change T-Pole, who was initially named on the bench, will now start at lock with Michael Fatialofa moving to the bench.
He will be required to weather the early physical storm while Fatialofa should provide good impact off the bench.
T-Pole missed both the 2009 and 2011 Southland Ranfurly Shield victories as he plied his trade overseas but he is now back for Southland where he wants to finish his provincial playing days.
Challenging for the Ranfurly Shield is nothing new for T-Pole, he guessed he's had five or six shots at it in the past with no success.
He said however 2013 is a different chapter in his playing career feeling the difference now is there is belief a province like Southland can win it given the way rugby had moved in recent years.
He said the rugby landscape had changed with the All Blacks now not part of provincial rugby and that made the Ranfurly Shield more accessible to the unions which previously struggled to get their hands on it.
"Back then those challenges (I had) were all against those really strong Canterbury teams. We used to talk it up like we had a good chance but deep down we were like 'we're playing against the All Blacks, we've got no chance'," T-Pole said this week.
"I fully remember one challenge when Richie McCaw just ripped us as apart. He just carved us up."
T-Pole isn't quite sure what the rugby future may bring for him and tonight could potentially be a case of now or never in his quest to add the Ranfurly Shield to the list of achievements in his stellar career.
Not surprisingly a victory tonight would rate for him as one of the sweetest of all.
"In rugby terms it would be right up there with the highlights of my career. If we brought the Shield home I'd be a very happy man."
That would be the fluffy feel but the reality is while a win would be like heaven a loss could hurt like hell for him and his team mates.
Their 2013 campaign will hang on other results going their way if they don't get it right tonight.
A loss to Counties and the Stags are starring down the barrell of missing out on the 2013 championship semifinals if Manawatu are to pick up a win against Tasman on Sunday.
That could in turn mean T-Pole's last hurrah in the Stags jersey with nothing at this stage sorted for 2014.
T-Pole does believe he still has some good rugby in him but a decision on if he is back in maroon next season hasn't yet been made.
Following the Stags season he will head to Europe with Tonga for their overseas tour and hopes he can extend his international and provincial career into 2014.
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